As everyone with a new puppy knows, housetraining is a necessity if our dogs are going to live with us. What you may not know is that with the right tools - both purchased and learned - housetraining does not have to be troublesome.
Check out this housetraining checklist to make sure you have the necessary tools that successful housetraining takes:
Buy a pup from a reliable breeder who has taken the time to start pups on the right track and who keeps the whelping box and kennel clean.
A crate is an invaluable tool. We have many pet owners commenting that crate training was easy after being initially skeptical.
A barrier gate confines your pup to a room with easy-to-clean floors if you don't want him in a crate and you just can't watch his every move.