A crate can be a key element in house training. Using a crate can help teach your pup to hold it until they are let outside. When they are in their crate, watch for signs that they may be ready to use the bathroom. Then, let them out. Once they are crate trained, they may take to house training easily. A dividing panel can also be a key tool for crate training—make the crate small enough so pup has room to lie down, but doesn’t have a toilet area. When your pup stands up, it means it’s time to let them out so they can do their business. As they get bigger and need more space, you can move (and eventually ditch) the divider.