I'm a firm believer in starting with a crate for a couple weeks, then a room for a couple weeks, then 2 rooms, 3 rooms, then full reign of the house. The dog should also be using the bathroom at almost the same time everyday. The dog needs to establish what his/her den is. They do not want to use the bathroom in their den, so the idea is to teach that the den is your home.
Last edited by Donovan514; 12-29-2013 at 08:37 PM.