Training your dog to use a crate can help to create a positive association space for the animal and help them feel safe when sleeping or away from home.
That is according to Molly Willms, a pet columnist writing for sctimes.com, who said that crate training can be used in conjunction with leash training to help your dog become house trained.
She wrote: "Whatever method works for you, there needs to be a puppy-proof area available to your dog during house-training.
"Whether that is a hazard-free, six ft radius around you or a crate in a safe place, it's something a dog needs until the two of you have worked out a way to keep them out of trouble."
When training your dog to do its business outside, Ms Willms said one owner used to wipe it up with a rag and then place this outside.
By doing this, the scent shows the animal where you would like them to go and therefore associate the rag with toilet breaks.