How to Housebreak a New Puppy
By Jessica Walberg
So you've just recently made an adorable addition to your family-a brand-new puppy. Puppies can be lovable and playful, but they're also a little messy! Dog expert Cesar Millan, star of National Geographic Channel's popular Dog Whisperer show, recognizes that housebreaking your puppy can be a challenging and sometimes frustrating task. Luckily, Millan shared a few secrets with WD that should help make potty-training your pup a cinch!
1. Be consistent. According to Millan, daily consistency is the key to a housebroken dog. If you feed and walk your puppy early one day, you should do so every day. (Yes, even on weekends and holidays.) By developing a routine for your dog to follow, you are teaching him or her to expect exercise and food at certain times of the day when you are prepared to provide them. You may like sleeping in on Sundays, but it's just another day to Fido. If you're still tired after a morning walk, you and your puppy can return to bed for