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How I Ended Up Dog Potty Training My Lhasa Apso
Dogs Indoors With A Dog Litter Box

Dog Potty Training Indoors

I got my first Lhasa Apso dog Pepper back in 1979.  I was getting him use to using newspapers since that’s how many puppies start out with dog potty training.  It wasn’t too long before I had moved out on my own to a high-rise condominium in downtown Toronto.  My new home was an eighth floor suite in the middle of a busy downtown area with no parks nearby.  I was also starting a new career that had long unpredictable days. 

So based on all this, I decided to continue to dog potty train Pepper to use newspapers indoors in a little room that was meant to be where my washer and dryer was.   He got use to this location really well and when I got a second Lhasa Apso I named Max, I trained the new puppy to use the newspapers indoors as well.  Max just copied what Pepper was doing so it was really easy.  I ended up having two dogs that were completely paper trained indoors.

If I came home late, it was okay because I didn’t have to rush to take them outside to do their business.  They already did on the newspapers.  I didn’t have to take them out if it was bad weather either.

Story Of Dog Potty Training My Lhasa Apso
Dogs Indoors With A Dog Litter Box


Enter The Dog Litter Box

Many years later, I got another two dogs, Chester and Roxie.  Based on my own success with Pepper and Max, it was my intention to dog potty train Chester and Roxie indoors as well.  However, this time around, the pet industry came out with the commercial dog litter box.

It looks like I was on to something all those years with Pepper and Max.  My concept of dog potty training indoors rather than outdoors, was also utilized by many other successful dog owners as well.  This was especially true for owners of smaller breeds living in urban city areas such as Manhattan in New York City where apartments are the usual type of residential dwelling.

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There is a big enough market for the Purina company and others to launch dedicated dog litter box systems for canines.  This was a great development in my mind since litter boxes are less messy than newspapers and high quality dog litter like Purina’s Second Nature controls odor much better too. 

As of the time of writing this article, Chester and Roxie are now five years old and both are totally trained using their dog litter box indoors.  As you can tell, I’m a total advocate of this method for dogs now.  There are significant benefits in having dog potty training indoors. 

Although I’m not a professional dog trainer, I have been a successful dog owner for many years and since I’ve been training all of my dogs to eliminate indoors since 1979, this is my niche expertise with dogs.   This has prompted me to create this dedicated website on dog potty training indoors using any of the available canine litter box or similar systems on the market today.   Lots of potential and existing dog owners will benefit greatly as indoor training will enhance their lives as well as their dogs’ lives.

For more information on how you can also do this, see the Potty Training Dog Information page.


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In this video, we demonstrate;

image potty train dog potty training lhasa apso dogs dog litter box Essential commands including sit, down, and stand (plus why stand is useful)
image potty train dog potty training lhasa apso dogs dog litter box More challenging commands like come (recall) and stay
image potty train dog potty training lhasa apso dogs dog litter box The minimum standards that all dogs should be taught
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image potty train dog potty training lhasa apso dogs dog litter box All puppy obedience training progressions are fully demonstrated
image potty train dog potty training lhasa apso dogs dog litter box Indoor and outdoor recalls for different environments 


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