Potty Training Your Bulldog Puppy

Potty Training Your Bulldog Puppy

Whether it’s the toddler or puppy running around your house, potty training often receives a groan of exasperation when it comes time to start the process. It can be frustrating and feel like a long process, to potty train your new English Bulldog puppy.


However, with discipline and dedication, a new bulldog puppy should be able to master the potty training process in a few short weeks. 


As English Bulldog breeders focused on the health and wellbeing of our bulldogs, we encourage our adopters to implement potty training methods focusing on the instinctual patterns of your bulldog puppy. Old methods such as verbal and physical abuse no longer are viewed as affective or desirable training methods. Instead, focus on what your bulldog puppy can and cannot do at this point in their life. 


A ten week old bulldog puppy can hold its bladder for about 3 hour intervals.  A potty training regiment should be built off of this constraint.  Adopters should create a schedule that allow for their new puppy to have outdoor access about every 2.5 to 3 hours early on in its life.  As their bulldog puppy grows, so too does their bladder capacity and needed potty intervals.  The more consistent and dedicated each adopter is to a potty interval, the more quickly a bulldog puppy with successfully become potty trained.


The second tool that should be utilized is a crate.  When an adopter is away or sleeping the crate serves as a natural teaching tool for your bulldog puppy.  It is natural for your puppy to want to go to the bathroom away from its sleeping area. By utilizing a crate, a natural negative reinforcement is created when the puppy is forced to sit a little too close to their waste than desirable.  It will naturally want to avoid this dilemma and seek to hold off potty time until the designated interval.  We recommend using a crate with a removable tray  to help this process along .


By combining consistent intervals and tools like a crate potty training is a goal that is certainly attainable for any English Bulldog adopter.  For more English Bulldog care tips, check out these articles, covering puppy daycare, social skills, and toys to buy.