Month after month, one of the most popular articles on FamilyEducation.com is "Potty Training Your Puppy." Since acquiring a ten-week-old puppy almost two weeks ago, I now understand perfectly why that page is so popular.
It's not that I didn't have some idea of the procedure, or think that my puppy would never have an accident. It's just that a sanity check is crucial when some major life change is taking place -- and acquiring a puppy definitely qualifies as a major life change! If you're in the same boat, read "Housebreaking Your Dog" along with "Potty Training Your Puppy." And you might also want to take a look at "Puppies: Mouthing and Biting" for some helpful tips on that subject.
And please, if any of you have any brilliant ideas about how to make puppy potty training go smoothly, clue the rest of us in!