Here is a basic simple trick to training your puppy to do it’s business outside. What is normally one of the first things that you do when you get out of bed in the morning? If you are like most of us, the answer is, head to the bathroom. Well, puppies are the same as us in these regards. Since a puppy seems to be able to sleep all day, I suggest you put the puppy’s bed somewhere that is a busy location in the house, kitchen, family room etc.. When the puppy wakes up, you take the puppy to the door, as soon as the puppy starts to circle or head to the corner behind the couch, take it right outside to the area in the yard that you want it to do it’s thing. After it does it’s business give it a little treat and play with it before you take it back into the house again.
I find that what they want is some direction, encouragement, along with reward and play time. All add up to creating a happy puppy and a good addition to your household.