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Puppy Potty Training Frequency - Do you need a puppy visit?

Puppies, with their boundless energy and adorable antics, bring immense joy to our lives. However, they also require diligent care, especially when it comes to potty training. Understanding their needs and developing a consistent routine is crucial for success.


So, how often do puppies need to go out? Generally, puppies have small bladders and limited control over their bodily functions, necessitating frequent trips outdoors. A good rule of thumb is to take your puppy out every 1 to 2 hours during the day. Additionally, they should be taken out after eating, drinking, playing, or waking up from a nap. With the average person working out of the home, keeping a schedule that can accommodate a new puppy's needs isn't always possible. That's why we at One Lucky Dog encourage New Puppy Visits - to encourage socialization, energy release, as well as ensuring potty breaks.


Keep in mind that younger puppies may need to go out even more frequently, sometimes as often as every 30 minutes to an hour. As they grow older and their bladder capacity increases, you can gradually extend the time between potty breaks.


Consistency and patience are key during the potty training process. Praise and reward your puppy for successful trips outside, reinforcing positive behavior. Accidents are inevitable, but they are part of the learning curve.


By establishing a routine, being attentive to your puppy's cues, and providing gentle guidance, you can help your furry friend master the art of potty training while strengthening the bond between you.

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