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How To Train A Dog To Potty In One Spot

Picture of Puppy - Tipnut.comChoosing one area in the yard for your dog to use for potty breaks helps keep the rest of the yard nice and green, clean for kiddos to run and play in and your garden area urine free.

Here are a few tips to potty train dogs in one area:

Training Method

Being consistent and watchful is key and you’ll have to hover over your dog and keep him leashed when outside for at least two weeks to make sure he consistently goes in that spot. After two weeks you can try letting the dog out without his leash and watch. If he goes directly to his spot first to take his potty break, you know the training is working. If not, keep the leash on for another week and then try without the leash again.

After a solid four weeks of perfect performance and close monitoring, you can relax and be confident that the habit is being set successfully. Still keep your eye out though and correct mistakes immediately.


Be diligent, be watchful and consistent. A few weeks of training will provide a lifetime of benefit to you as a dog owner :).