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What are some tips on potty-training puppies outdoors?

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Some tips on housebreaking puppies include moving the indoor puppy pad to just outside the door and encouraging the puppies to use it, and using a friendly voice to encourage the puppies to relieve themselves on the pad. Give praise when the puppies remember to use the outdoor pad.

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Avoid yelling at puppies if they have an accident inside the house. Simply clean up the mess immediately and thoroughly so they are not motivated to continue soiling the same spot because it smells of feces or urine. Potty training puppies outdoors calls for patience, commitment and consistency so that the puppies are conditioned not to relieve themselves indoors. Puppies learn faster when a schedule is established. Remember to be on the look out for cues when they have to go and take the puppies outdoors frequently.

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