The subject of potty training goes hand in hand with crate training. This subject has been written about countless times. Since this site is meant to be comprehensive, I’m going to discuss the subject one more time. Fortunately for the reader my wife and I are very good at house breaking.
We introduce all our dogs to crates when they come home as puppy’s. This is because they live in the house and the crate is the only sure-fire way to have control over a puppy.
We start the puppy out in a puppy size crate just big enough to fit that puppy’s size. Then as the puppy grows, they are moved into an intermediate size. Finally, when the puppy outgrows the intermediate size, they are moved into their adult size crate.