We just got our first small dog, Rat Terrier, our Collie has been gone a year now. It seemed easier training her,but we are out early with him, and when theres an accident, we go right back out. I and my husband have the patience, just want to know any easier ways or better ideas??? He is 8 weeks old and we've had him for 5 days now. (Not long) We are crate training..........Thanks!!
If he's having a hard time with the current schedule you are training him with, try setting a timer increase the potty breaks & take him out a half an hour to an hour sooner then you have been.
Give him a minute or two to sniff around and be distracted by the the sights, sounds and smells but give him a command like "let's do it" or "go pee" so he learns the difference between time to get the business done and not having a time limit to just hang out and get fresh air. Once he goes, praise him, bring him back in and repeat. Key is consistency and learning all the little tricks to make it work for your unique family and your pet.
Good luck and congratulations
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