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Toilet Training
(Puppies are NOT toilet trained when you get them (usually)).

Toilet training can be a very frustrating experience - we noticed it is especially so when it is wet outside. Toilet training starts with newspaper on the floor (you may want to keep puppy confined to the non-carpet areas of the house till it is a wee bit more reliable). Make sure puppy either goes on the paper (encourage him to do so and praise him when he does) or watch for those telltale signs that says, "we're about to go" and whisk it outside before it does. Puppy will need to go when it gets up from a sleep, soon after feeding or drinking and after or during a playtime (i.e. quite often!!). If problems persist refer to a book for further suggestions. Do remember that some take longer than others do to train.