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When we got Molly as a pup, Esther pretty-much house-trained her by demonstration. She would go out with us in the middle of the night, sometimes in the rain, and show the puppy why we were out there.

The key to house training your pup is to avoid the opportunity for "accidents." You go outside with what will seem l like an absurd frequency, extravagant praise and reward when there is outdoor success and constant supervision in-between (which might mean tethering the pup to yourself or, when that's impossible, a crate.) And, finally, it means absolutely no kind of punishment (and a very thorough cleaning with an enzymatic cleaner) if there IS an accident.
 
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