Dogs that aren't housebroken are much more likely to end up in a shelter. Every puppy and dog should understand that going to the bathroom in the house is unacceptable.
Preventative dog training methods
Preventing your dog from ever going to the bathroom in the house is critical to having a house trained dog. There are essentially two ways to prevent your dog from using your house as his bathroom:
Encouraging proper dog behavior The second step in housebreaking a dog is perhaps the easiest step. When your dog goes to the bathroom outside make sure to praise him heavily. Praise can be done in the form of physically petting your dog or giving a treat. Whatever you do, make sure to help your dog know that going potty outside is a lot of fun.
Correcting unwanted behaviors with your dogRegardless of how well you are supervising your puppy and praising him for using the bathroom outside you are still going to encounter 'accidents'. The important thing is to make sure you catch your dog in the act. As you catch him in the act quickly rush him outside as you tell him 'no' in a firm but calm voice.
Setting a schedule and structure for your dogGet your dog on a schedule. There are three routines that you should control with a puppy or dog:
Follow these steps for house training your puppy and in no time you will have a housebroken dog.