How Long Before Your Dog Is HouseBroken?
When can you safely start leaving your puppy or dog alone in the house for a while? It depends on many things, including his age, size and—most importantly—your diligence in training him!
In general, if you follow these housebreaking guidelines, your dog should be making good progress within two months.
But some dogs learn quickly while others take more time. Gradually increase the amount of time you allow your puppy to be indoors, out of the crate, and monitor his progress.
Adult dogs generally need to go out at least once every four hours—first thing in the morning, around midday, late in the afternoon, and before going to sleep for the night.
If you can’t get be home to let your puppy or dog out often enough, consider hiring a pet sitter.
Expect accidents and set backs; they’re normal. Continue following the above steps and be patient.