remeber a puppy is pretty much like a small child. encourage them to go outside. Make it fun. With mandi it was "Comon lets go outside for potty!" and encouraged her. When she went it was a ton of warm fuzzies
Exactly on the warm fuzzies and rewards.
But on the Caesar side, your dog can not be thought of as your child.
Your dog is your dog.
It is a fine line.
Yes, the dog needs love and affection along with discipline, but should not be thought of as "your baby."
Your dog needs exercise, not a video game or a chew toy.
It really depends on how you see your children, LOL!