Potty Training a Dog

The basic supplies you will need:

  • Potty pads - even for a small dog get the large size to avoid spillage or aiming issues. (potty pads also solve problems for older cats having accidents. See our cat issues page.

  • For seniors - a medical exam to see if dementia or UTIs are causing the accidents; there are great incontinence medications that are safe and work well like Proin
  • A NON corn based food; corn is a diuretic!
  • A pet sitter if you're going to be gone more than 8 hours; even younger dogs can't necessarily hold it more than 8, and constant straining WILL cause bladder issues later in life.
  • An indoor dog gate or exercise pen
  • Patience!