Training a Border Collie puppy to not pee or poop indoors should be done as soon as possible. That is if you don’t want a dog that has developed a habit to go potty in your living room.
You want to make it very clear to him that going to the bathroom is only allowed outside. Border Collies are really smart dogs and will learn it pretty quickly if you show them what’s right and what’s wrong using the appropriate methods.
It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to house train an adult Border Collie or a stubborn little puppy. The same methods work on both. The only difference is that older dogs that already have a habit of going potty wherever and whenever will take a little longer to house train.
For the most effective training methods and tips, check out the Border Collie Guide
Everyone knows the basic concept of house training your dog, but still a lot of people struggle. If you use the tips outlined below you will be surprised at how quickly and easily you can house train your puppy.
For more specific steps on house training, obedience training and overall Border Collie breed training and care check out the Border Collie Owners Guide.
A very popular training housebreaking method with dogs is crate training. The idea behind it is that the dog won’t want to soil the same area that he sleeps in. So he will be more inclined to wait until he goes on a walk.
This method seems to work for a lot of people, but in my opinion it’s not the ideal solution. It would mean you have to leave your dog sitting in a crate for most of the day with no freedom to run around and play.
My suggestion to you is to use the house-training tips I’ve outlined before and only use the crate from time to time when you have to. Don’t rely purely on crate training.