How to train a dog to potty in one spot
Establish a routine for taking the dog out. Do it first thing in the morning and after every meal. Take your dog outside anytime you come home or take them out of the crate. Let your dog out after playing or drinking water, after napping, and just before bedtime.
If you catch your dog in the act of urinating or defecating indoors, make a sudden noise such as a clap, and say the word "no." Then, quickly lead the potty zone. The intent here is to get their immediate attention and know that you disapprove marking or pooping indoors. You also want to be consistent, using the same word and/or noise each time.
Clean up immediately
When your dog has an accident inside, it is important to clean the area thoroughly. This will help prevent the dog from wanting to go again in the same place. Use an enzymatic cleaner, not one that contains ammonia. This will help to get rid of the odor and the dog's attraction to the area. You can also use white vinegar to counteract the smell of ammonia.
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