How to paper train your puppy or dog the easy way

How to paper train a puppy - a Labrador playing with loo paper

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This is the 9th installment in my complete guide to house training series.

Paper training is almost certainly the most commonly used method of house training in the world, with many people using it exclusively as the only method they use.

Others like myself use it as a small part of their overall plans, relying more on a mixture of using a crate and constant supervision.

But what’s true of paper training is it’s a very old, tried and trusted technique. But just because it’s traditional and well-known doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the BEST method.

In this article we take a look at how to paper train a puppy, who should consider using it and some convincing reasons why in fact it isn’t always such a great idea.

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Video: How To Paper Train A Puppy - Tips On Paper Training For Your Puppy

  • 4 Is Paper Training Difficult?
  • 5 Disadvantages of Paper Training
  • 6 Who Is The Paper Training Method Most Suitable For?
  • 6.1 Almost Everyone Should Use This Method As A Backup Plan
  • 7 Further Tips For Paper Training
  • 8 Conclusion
  • 9 My Complete House Training Program
  • What Is Paper Training?

    Traditionally, paper training is training your puppy to eliminate on old newspapers placed in an area set aside as a bathroom spot for your puppy.

    Nowadays, many people use specially made puppy pads, litter trays and even fake grass or sod boxes in place of newspaper, but the method is still the same.

    The idea is a puppy gets used to toileting on paper and stops going in places that they shouldn’t, and the paper absorbs and holds the urine and feces making it easier to clean up.

    What Equipment Is Needed For Paper Training?

    Crate training and constant supervision are the fastest way to meet success and a house trained puppy, but paper training does have its place in a complete house training plan.

    My Complete House Training Program

    This was part 9 in a 12-part series where I’ve tried to provide all the guidance you could possibly need and covered everything I can think of for you to be able to successfully house train your puppy or adult dog.

    Please see the entire series linked to below:

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