Puppy Potty Training – How To Stop Your Puppy From Peeing Indoors – Professional Dog Training Tips


– Every day we get lots of questions about puppy potty training
on our YouTube videos and I feel that I spend a lot of time typing out replies that
include the same two answers. Are you going through
all the appropriate steps of puppy potty training but
your day still includes this? Oh, gross. Oh, gross. That one’s still warm. Gross. Then you’re probably missing
two very important elements of puppy potty training
that I’m gonna teach you in this video so that
your puppy very quickly understands the rules of the house and so that they stop
having accidents indoors. I’m Ken Steepe and welcome
back to McCann Dogs. (guitar strum) (dog barking) We train over 500 dogs every single week at our training facility. So if this is your first
time on our YouTube channel, make sure you hit that subscribe button so that I can help you
to have a well-behaved four legged family member. The first element of puppy potty training that we need to talk about is supervision. Now you’ve heard me talk about supervision in other puppy potty training
videos on our channel but if you’re doing everything else right and your puppy’s still
having accidents on the floor then it’s time that we get focused on giving them good information for your puppy’s sake… And for your sake. That means that even if
you just had your puppy out for a pee but they’re still occasionally having accidents in the house, when you come back inside you need to have your eyes on
them 100% of the time. If you aren’t able to supervise your puppy then just put them in their crate. That way they can’t sneak away and have an accident in the house without you knowing. Now I’m not talking about
supervision like this. But I’m definitely not talking
about supervision like this. But if you’re supervising
and still struggling, then it’s time for the secret sauce. (bell ringing) Now that you’re monitoring
your puppy really closely, you’re going to see them if
they start to have an accident and it’s your responsibility
to give them the information that this kind of behavior isn’t allowed. You need to mark that moment
in time for your puppy. You need to use your
voice with an ah or a hey to really let them know
that at that moment they’re making a mistake. Use a sound or a word or something abrupt that will capture their
attention immediately and in some cases it will
even interrupt them midstream. Use something really short and sweet. You don’t wanna be
speaking in full sentences to your puppy about how
disappointed you are that this is the third time today that they’ve peed on floor. You have no idea how disappointed I am that this is the third time today that you’ve peed on the floor. That’s two days in a row and
that’s two days too many, if you know what I’m saying. I think the first time I really noticed… So focus on making that
negative verbal reprimand short and sweet. Now if your marker doesn’t
stop your puppy midstream, don’t take them up and
drag them to the door. You’re just gonna end up with a huge mess all the way out of your home. But if your puppy is interrupted
by that verbal marker then quickly take them up
and carry them outside. Put them down in a place where
you do want them to go pee. Once they’ve finished their
pee there, praise them. Let them know that this is the place that they are allowed to go. Giving your puppy clear information is the key to puppy training and using this verbal marker while your puppy’s having
an accident indoors is the key to stopping those
puppy potty training problems, especially if it’s a routine
that they’ve developed. If you’ve got a question
about puppy potty training, drop it in the comments below and make sure you check
out that video next to me. It’s all about the reasons that your puppy potty training isn’t working. On that note, I’m Ken. I’ll see you in the next video.

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52 Responses

  1. McCann Dog Training says:

    If you're looking for more puppy potty training tips, I have created a playlist just for you! Here is a link to several puppy potty training videos that we have created on our channel! Thanks for watching! ~Ken https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7BBgLulherkDs-Zi5TTSxcJq8QCHMLRj

  2. Karen's beauty 101 says:

    What do you do when you did it all and nothing works?

  3. Taylor Morris says:

    My freakin dog pees on the trim. What do I do about this? I’ve tried everything. I have to get rid of him if he doesn’t stop😭 please help

  4. Lorena Cotillo says:

    How early can I start potty training them? Is it enough to take them out as soon as they get out of the crate, after play session and meals? Trying to plan out visits during the day from work. Thank you!

  5. Lou Moore says:

    Can you help me train my dog sir she pees in the house yuck

  6. Bernadette Nance says:

    I'm doing all of this. I have 2 huskie puppies. And it's like they take turns being bad! I take them out about every 30 minutes when they are outside their crate. I'm rewarding them with a little treat outside when they do their business. I have been reading that Huskies are hard to train. I feel like we take two steps forward and then the next day, one step back. And I want to add that when they pee inside, they know it's wrong! They will run and hide. I will say "NO!" and they know what that is because they stop…even if it something else they are doing that they shouldn't be. Please tell me it gets easier! Thanks.

  7. Courtney Taylor says:

    So I have an interesting one for ya..
    I have 3 grown and potty trained dogs who have been peeing in my house!! My only explanation is that my roommate and I are both pregnant and they may feel stressed or may feel like their attention is gonna get taken away. They usually pee on my things or my roommates things but it is hard to tell which one it is! Ill literally be in the room with all of them and walk away to grab something and there will be a spot! And they will return to the place they were before i left the room!

  8. C M says:

    We have an 8 week old Schnoodle, she's 2.5 pounds and doing pretty good in the potty training department. We've had her for 4 days now, for the past 2 days we've gotten a pretty good system down of poo/pee outside. She still has the occasional accident, but thank God her poops and pee's are so tiny, I'm able to catch her when she does. I'm more concerned with my family not being as diligent as I am in making sure she goes outside for pee/poo time.

  9. amanda brenner says:

    My problem is my dog starts to pee as I’m opening his pin and verbal hasn’t been working

  10. Emily Ochaeta says:

    I made the mistake of not putting my puppy in a crate. I've had her for a month. Is it too late to start crate training? She keeps having accidents. The only real problem is peeing because she does poop outside where she's supposed to.

  11. Monica Villamil says:

    I can take my puppy outside for 30 mins and won’t pee or poop outside as soon as we come in she does her business inside

  12. Dakota McNally says:

    Yeah but what happens when it's at night or when your not home and don't have a crate?

  13. Hufflepuffanalyses says:

    My 2 year old dog seems to be regressing in her training and is having accidents inside her crate too while we’re at work

  14. Christine Sands says:

    I am training my dog to be my assistance dog, she is house trained but she has peed twice in shops. How can I curb this? She is house trained and she knows this is wrong because of how she reacts when she does it. I'm at a loss.

  15. Misael Leiva says:

    you believe in the "no go" spray for dogs ??

  16. Kirsten Husted says:

    Hi! I’m at a loss! Please help. I am doing everything in all your potty training videos. I catch her EVERY time she tries to have an accident, then I immediately take her outside to finish. I stay outside for 20 minutes, no distractions…. but she does not! She comes back inside and tries to pee AGAIN immediately on the carpet! When she does pee outside I praise her with her favorite treat, but usually in the afternoon things get worse …this is frustrating. Any other tips? Thanks.

  17. RAmen ramen says:

    This channel is such a godsend.

  18. Brianna Milcic says:

    may i talk to you privtley

  19. Angel Wings says:

    My puppy pee indoor,7weeks old German shepherd then I say no and take him outside but he already done it, what to do then? What to do once they already done it inside please advise
    Thank you in advance

  20. Adriana Jimenez says:

    Hahaha your funny. Thank you. The only problem is time.

  21. Jermaine Dilao says:

    Hi! Do potty trainer pads and spray really work? I'm thinking of this solution. I work home based and I don't have the luxury of time to supervise him always except on the weekends. I have already kind of figured out his pooping routine which then I'm able to take him outside. My only problem now is the random peeing indoors.

  22. Lily Mae says:

    I really need help my mom is going to make me get rid of her because she won’t stop peeing in the house and I really don’t want to please

  23. Melissa Jaimes says:

    I adopted a 9 month old puppy with poor potty training. I feel like we are on the right path but she keeps having accidents. I am trying to keep her in her kennel if I can’t be closely watching her. But I feel bad having her spend a lot of time in the kennel but I can’t be watching her for hours on end either without getting things done. Any suggestions?

  24. Brianna Milcic says:

    can we email eachthere about this please

  25. Naomi says:

    I have a 6 month old that I thought I potty trained correctly, but now he keeps using it in the house. When I'm home I take him and my 3 year old out frequently. He doesn't poop outside anymore but he constantly does it in my room. he has even started using it on my bed, that I now have to throw away because he also has an issue with chewing on everything. I do work and I didn't want to confine him to a crate 8 to 9 hours every day, but I do confine him to my room so he doesn't chew up everything else in the house. How can I stop him from doing both because he is the sweetest puppy.

  26. Cathy Cockrell says:

    Ken my puppy is 4 months old and I do those things that you talk about in your video. I make the sudden sounds for him to stop peeing, I pick him up and take him outside…..he sniffs around and never finishes the pee or the other. He waits till we come back in and goes in his kennel or in my kitchen or any where in the house for that matter.
    Man it's so hard!!!!!! I work 4 days out of the week for 10 hours of those days and he is blocked off from the rest of the house with training pads and he will use them, but when I come home.. he eats and drinks, I try and time it and then take him out, he just sniffs around and nothing. We come back in and when I'm not paying attention thats when he has peed somewhere or on the training pads. I'm very annoyed.

  27. Katie Yeschenko says:

    I’m having the hardest time house training our new puppy to the point that I’m crying every day thinking we may have to give her up. She’s 7 months old and still can’t pick it up. What am I doing wrong?

  28. Jessica moo says:

    my puppy will run around like she is playing then suddenly go pee without any warning. she was being perfect then about 2 weeks ago she decided to stop listening to me. (with ALL of her training going out the window).

    how do i convince her to listen to me again? treats dont work with her, and toys just get her too excited.

  29. Colleen LeDay says:

    Hello. I have 2 puppies. One has caught on quickly in going to potty and doesn't have any accidents in the house. I take them at the same time and watch them. One goes and I praise him and he comes and sits to receive his treat but the other wanders and wants to play or lay around. I pick him up and place him in the crate while the other stays out. I try again and he still doesn't go and lately he's having accidents more and more. Is there something else you recommend?

  30. antonio perez says:

    Puppy pees when I try to take puppy outside. I take puppy outside as many times I can depending if she has peed recently.

  31. Sara Chai says:

    Hi! I have a question what do you think about puppy pampers. I am getting a 7 month old poochon Thursday and I just want some advice to use puppy pampers to keep the puppy from going on my carpet or not. It's been 5 years since I cared for a puppy and training pads is what I used. Will using pampers confuse the puppy.

  32. sash A says:

    But my puppy pees like 10 times a day. How can I take him out every time?

  33. Louis Xu says:

    My puppy finally started to poo outside but still pees inside. He pees wherever, in the crate, in the play-pen, wherever on the floor and does so without warning. I firmly say NO whenever I see him do it but he doesn't get phased at all. Another thing is, although im feeding him food and water together on a regular schedule he pees very irregularly. Sometimes he gets excited when food is on the table and just pees in the crate or wherever he is waiting for the food. Please help! Should I leave him out of the crate while waiting for him to pee?

  34. Mary Landry says:

    I made the mistake of getting two puppies at the same time and I have been keeping them in a 4' fenced dog playpen in my family room where the floor is tile over cement. They are peeing on the blanket and a lot of times the newspaper I put in there to for them to sleep on. They are also peeing on the rugs in my house, sometimes it's like they hold it just till we come in to pee. Oh I need some help what can I do. I almost never see them go because their always going in two directions. What should I do?

  35. Deidre Jordan says:

    I just rescued two year old yorkies ( one female and one male). They have been together since birth and was told they were partially potty trained, but this is clearly nit the case. I am very frustrated and at a loss, as they potty and poop in their cage everyday, I take them out and they will not go outside, and as soon as I bring them back in they will go in the house or in the cage. I know its not their fault and I don't want to return them, I just want to get this right and do my best for them. Please help!

  36. AceOvrZero says:

    My puppy will go first thing in the morning but the rest of that day he goes on the floor he gets rewarded when he does do it right and goes out every 2-3 hours

  37. Kats Lasala says:

    stop saying 4 legged fam member, some dogs has less

  38. Kirstie Blackwell says:

    Hi I am having problems training my puppy, we got him at 17week and was told he was toilet trained,
    We soon came to realise he wasn't, he is now 20 weeks, we now have no poos in the house and no messing over night 8hrs roughly,
    But he is still weeing in the house even with doors open he will wee next to the door,
    We have tried putting pads down to but this confuses him,
    We take him out, let him out after every nap, everytime we just go through to the other room etc,
    Just not sure what else to do now
    Thank you

  39. Nikki Miller of Mae B. Films says:

    Omg Ken, I have an 11 week old standard poodle pup that I watch like a hawk (lol) we have potting down pretty good she needs to go out every 90mins to 2hrs to be accident free. When i take her out i click and treat when she does her business. But a couple times per week (2-4x we’ve had her for 3 week) she pees on my floor 😩😩😩 and I wouldn’t say anything I’d just clean it with an enzyme cleaner. But I’m going try curbing these accidents with a nice loud “Ot, Ot, Ot.” I did catch her earlier in the week and made a big loud sound and she stopped and we ran outside and she finished but I didn’t know that by me doing that it was 1)appropriate 2)something I should be consistent with. Wish me luck!!

  40. Chanel Barrans says:

    I've watched all your puppy videos and especially the potty training ones but my pup still keeps peeing in the house. Often times at night when we wake up every few hours to go to the bathroom he is great and doesn't have accidents but he gets so excited to see me and ends up peeing all in his kennel and on the carpet outside it. Then when I bring him outside like you say, he doesn't use the restroom there. He doesn't go number 2 he just pees in his kennel and sometimes on the carpet. Even though we always bring him outside every hour or so especially after his naps. I also have yet another huge issue, he does NOT walk on his leash whatsoever. He sits or lays and refuses to do anything with a leash on a collar or harness. I want to take him on walks and do literally anything else other than sitting and laying down in the house. He hates squeaker toys, hates tug of war, he only likes to chew on a rope toy. He won't even chase a ball. He has so much energy but I can't figure out how to get him to focus his energy on anything. I just don't know what to do, I really need your guidance please!

  41. Lisa Downey says:

    Can't get video to load. Just spins and spins.

  42. Lee Caruso says:

    I wish you were located near me, I feel like I want to scream…My pup just isn't getting it.

  43. Jen Timmings says:

    I have a 10 week old Havanese. I am following all the tips. My issue is his "movements" are sporadic. Often I will take him in and out of the cage multiple times and he won't go to the bathroom. How often are you to repeat the steps? Then do you just keep your eyes on him and interrupt? How do you know when to stop putting him in his cage after coming inside? I am concerned about him viewing his cage as negative.

  44. Victoria Flowers says:

    I don’t have a cage/crate for my puppy. Should I get one for him?

  45. sorry_sundays says:

    Just got a new puppy and I never thought it would be so hard to train him. He hasn’t peed outside once. I’ll keep trying though

  46. Lexis Martin says:

    My puppy still will pee on the floor even though the pee pad is right next too her and if I keep putting her on it she will cry and tuck her tail and when she does use it I give her lots of praise and treats but then she'll pee on the floor again or the rug. ANY TIPS WOULD BE USEFUL.

  47. Ashley Elizalde says:

    Hey Ken, We just got a puppy 2 days ago and she won’t walk at all we have to carry her outside to pee. Any advice on how we can make her walk out the door? Once she’s outside she lays down and won’t walk around either.

  48. Marjorie Toribio says:

    I take my puppy ot every 30 min and some how me manages to still or poop in the house.

  49. Bea Mar says:

    So I've done what you're suggesting but it hasn't stopped the puppy from peeing and even pooping inside! And they're not accidents, he deliberately does it.

  50. Ebonee Brown says:

    My puppy is 3 months old. She's doing awesome with her potty training. She still has a couple accidents, which I expect, but what the issue is the whining at night while she's in the crate. My husband says that she's training me to get on her schedule instead of me training her to be on MY schedule. I let her out as late as 10PM and she still wakes up between 2:30AM and 5AM needing to go potty. My husband really doesn't want her in the bedroom. He's to the point that he wants me to put her in the garage at night which I don't want to do. But I also don't enjoy getting up at 2:30 to let her out. How do I get her to realize that she needs to sleep and get it to wear I'm training her instead of vice versa if that is what's happening?

  51. Trevor Braden says:

    My dog pees and poops in his crate….. We go out side before I leave and make sure he uses the bathroom and I'm never gone long sometimes less than an hour and he still does it…..and now he started pooping on the carpet it's like we are going backwards ….. I'm following all the routine stuff and it just doesn't seem to work very frustrating he is 5 months old…. I've never had this problem with my other dogs they caught on really fast

  52. billy gilbert says:

    how about overnight he barks when left in his crate

  53. lunatjxX says:

    I'm really giving up here. Our dog is 1 year old and he's still peeing inside the house. It kinda looks like he does it out of rebellion or to bully us. Because we go with him outside and tell him to pee and he knows very well what we want from him and he does a pee and a poo outside but 3mins afterwards when we go back inside he pees again in the house. It's so frustrating. We don't know what to do anymore. 🤦🏽‍♂️

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