Potty Training Toy Breeds

Paper-Training is often a good option for toy breed dogs. When a client told me she wanted to paper-train Sugar, her Toy Poodle, because she traveled often between Palm Beach and Boston, I told her it would be easy, given Sugar was only 10 weeks old. The client’s apartment in Boston was across the street from a park, and she didn’t want to worry about going outside to take the dog out during bad weather. So for her, paper-training was the right choice.

However, if you have an older toy dog that is still not house-trained, paper-training may also be a good option for you. It doesn’t matter where you live, but owners of young pups throughout Midland Park, Bergen County, and all of northern New Jersey take note- we definitely see our share of wintry stormy weather.

Have an extra bathroom you rarely use? That’s a great option for a paper-training area. If you don’t have a separate room, you can simply block off a small area in your bathroom or kitchen. Instead of wall-to-wall carpet, the dog’s new “apartment” will be wall-to-wall newspaper, with a small spot for her bed and water dish.

The only place the dog will relieve herself will be on newspaper. After all, that is all that is on the floor. How can she go anywhere else? Over time, you will start making the paper area smaller, one small sheet at a time.

If the pup goes on a non-papered area, immediately go back to putting more paper down. Keep going until she only goes to the papered area. Give it time, persistence and patience. She will learn it well.

However, don’t make the mistake of starting your toy breed dog on newspapers with the thought that once she is older you will then house-train her. Putting papers down will teach her that it is OK to do it in the house.

Along as you are patient and persistent, you will successfully house-train your dog. If you have a toy breed, I can’t emphasize it enough: if she isn’t nearly perfect by four months, get professional help. One big mistake people will often make is that they try paper- training, then crate-training, and back to paper-training. That only confuses the issue and the dog. Pick what is easiest for your lifestyle and know you can both do it.

Contact the Bergen County, northern New Jersey experts of Haggerty Dog Training by filling out the short contact form or calling 201-444-9893​.


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Class Schedule

Good Dog Obedience
Location: Haggerty Dog Training
24 Central Avenue
Midland Park, NJ 07432

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

6:00 – 7:00 pm

6 weeks for $250
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Puppy Socialization Hour
Location: Haggerty Dog Training
24 Central Avenue
Midland Park, NJ 07432

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Saturday, March 11, 2017

$35.00

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Babette Haggerty helped write The AKC Train Your Puppy Right book. She will be teaching this class and at the end of the class your dog will take the AKC Star Puppy test for certification. Housetraining, nutrition and basic problems such as biting, jumping, chewing will be addressed. This course is designed for puppies 8 weeks- five months.

Refresher Training Session

Open to Day School, Private Lesson and Canine Enrichment Students ONLY!

Saturday, March 11, 2017 3:00-4:00 pm

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Advanced Obedience
Location: Haggerty Dog Training with occasional field trips
24 Central Avenue
Midland Park, NJ 07432

TBD

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Off Leash Obedience
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24 Central Avenue
Midland Park, NJ 07432

TBD

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BOOT CAMP includes both sessions

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Trick & Agility
Location: Haggerty Dog Training
24 Central Avenue
Midland Park, NJ 07432
Date To Be Determined

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