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How long does it take to potty train a dog?

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On average, it takes about two months to potty train a puppy. Most puppies lack the muscle control needed to begin potty training until they are at least eight weeks old, and many are not ready until 12 weeks old.

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How long does it take to potty train a dog?
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Potty training for a puppy is based on two of his natural instincts: his urge to please his human pack leader and his desire to keep his den clean. He should be taken outside to a designated bathroom area after every full meal. If he successfully eliminates outside, he should be praised. A regular schedule and consistent reinforcement help him get the idea.

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