University of Illinois Extension

Potty Training for Your Dog

Pick a place in your yard for the dog’s bathroom.  Take him to the same place every time.  Keep encouraging the dog to go, by saying, “go potty” or “go.”  It may take a while for the dog to respond, but don’t give up.  Don’t forget, the best reward is to praise your dog after he goes.  Please clean up any mess with appropriate tools and dispose of it properly.

A dog has to go to the bathroom several times a day just like you. Often he has to go after meals and upon waking up.