Thankfully when getting started in puppy potty training we don't have to worry about using an actual potty, but instead we just need to worry about the back yard.

You will also be happy to learn that puppy potty training is not as hard as you think. It can actually be a pleasant experience and will help you and your puppy bond with one another. This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship and it all starts right here.

Make sure you start potty training your puppy as soon as he or she arrives in your home. Putting it off will only make it harder down the road. Remember to have patience at this time as well, your home is new and strange. Your puppy may be nervous, plus little puppies don't have very good control over their bodily functions yet so accidents will most likely happen.

To make things easier on you both, make sure that meal time happens about the same time day. Also be sure not to feed your pup or give her water too close to bedtime. This will make it more difficult for your puppy to not have any accidents overnight.

A routine is critical. If your puppy can get used to going to bed, getting up, eating and going potty at about the same time each day then it will be much easier.

To help make puppy potty training go more smoothly take your puppy outside into your back yard or for a nice stroll when you wake up in the mornings. Do the same thing about 10-15 minutes after your puppy eats or drinks. Then take your puppy out to go potty again right before you head off to bed for the night.

If you take your puppy out and nothing happens, wait about 10 to 15 minutes then take your puppy back inside and put her in her crate. Try again in about 15 to 20 minutes. Your puppy will need to go sooner or later.

Don't depend on just taking your dog out a couple times a day to work by itself. Your pup needs to know what it is going out for.