Puppies need to be taught not to relieve themselves in the house, but expect a few accidents at first. Whether outside in the garden, or inside in a designated area, toilet-training is simple to teach and a puppy will soon learn if you are patient and give him lots of praise for appropriate toileting.
Puppies need to relieve themselves frequently, so be prepared to take him outside a lot - especially after he's woken up or eaten as that’s when he's most likely to want to go.
Give praise immediately for toileting outside, or wherever his toilet area is (you can get indoor toilet trays for dogs it required), then he soon learns that his actions are rewarding.
Leave your puppy's last droppings in place then he knows where to go next time by sight and smell. Once he's learned where to go, clear up and dispose of droppings as soon as he’s done them.
Recognize The Signs
If your puppy is going to relieve himself he may pace the floor, whine, refuse to settle, look anxious, go to the door or sneak off behind furniture, so be quick to spot this behavior and take him to his toilet area. Do this gently and calmly and praise him when he 'performs'.
Until he's fully toilet-trained, put newspapers down in the area your puppy occupies so that any mess is easier to clean up. Do not shout at, or smack, a puppy for toileting in the house as he's only doing what comes naturally - he won't understand why you are reprimanding him and will become frightened of you.
Warm Reminder and Advice
Do not rub a puppy's nose in his mess to stop him doing it inside again. It does not work and will only scare your puppy.