We are using our crate to train our puppy. Basically, if she makes potty outside, than she gets free time inside. Start with short intervals of free time, than return her to the crate for the remainder of the hour, making certain to take her out at least every hour. If she is successful, increase her free time out of the crate, repeating this. The crate will teach her to hold her potty for longer intervals. I've also read that catching her in the act is important. You can say a firm " NO" and take her immediately outside, praise her if she finishes her potty outside.
My adorable 15wk old mini goldendoodle needs help with potty training. She goes outside in the same spot whenever we take her to go potty, but we have her on a schedule. When we are inside she gives... more
When I was home I took my doodle outside every 30 minutes for the first few months. He never had an accident in the crate. He had an occasional accident but seemed to know if he was out of the crate... more