Potty training your dog can be one of the slowest and hardest behaviors you will teach your dog. It can also be the most damaging and expensive to you, if you don't get your dog taught to urinate in the area you decide is his/her area. I know of cases where the repairs from dog urine damage alone has been over $20,000.00. This in not normal thank goodness but it happens. The single biggest factor in how effectively it gets taught and long it takes to teach is directly related to how focused and devoted the teacher is willing to be. Different animals will learn it in their own time frame. But the teacher has to be patience and stay right with this training. It can be a time for you and your pet to really bond. The big benefit is when you are done you will have a dog that is housetrained. The problems you will avoid with a well housetrained pet are huge. This single thing can make your life with your dog miserable or a pleasure. To train your dog fast and get great results take a look at The Complete Guide to Potty Training in 7 Days by Sharda Baker.