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How to properly potty train your puppy

The Active Times Logo By Gael Fashingbauer Cooper of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 21: Open your heart to a puppy, and you’ll never be sorry. Those tumbling balls of fluff are pure happiness on four paws — and are just as lovable when they turn into grown-up dogs. But unfortunately, no matter whether it’s a rare breed or the most popular breed in your state, puppies aren’t born housetrained. Their human families need to carefully teach them to do their business outdoors, and not to treat the living room sofa like a bathroom. Dr. Mary K. Burch of the American Kennel Club is a certified applied animal behaviorist, and she explained to The Active Times the best way to potty train your pooch.

How to Properly Potty Train Your Puppy

Open your heart to a puppy, and you’ll never be sorry. Those tumbling balls of fluff are pure happiness on four paws — and are just as lovable when they turn into grown-up dogs. But unfortunately, no matter whether it’s a rare breed or the most popular breed in your state, puppies aren’t born housetrained. Their human families need to carefully teach them to do their business outdoors, and not to treat the living room sofa like a bathroom. Dr. Mary K. Burch of the American Kennel Club is a certified applied animal behaviorist, and she explained to The Active Times the best way to potty train your pooch.

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