Of all the different things you need to teach your Chihuahua, going potty outside should be one of the very first. Housetraining a Chihuahua is no harder than training any other type of dog; it takes time, effort and patience. But, here's the thing. The last thing you want your pup to continue doing is peeing and pooping your house. Training a Chihuahua may take a little time and patience, but in the end, all your hard work will pay off.
Bear in mind that most dogs don't really care where they do their business, all they care about is finding what is, in their mind, "the perfect place". You will be training your pup to do his business outside and to let you know when he needs to go.
The task at hand is to train your pup to let you know when he needs to go outside and to do his business outside. There are two parts to this training: one is to teach your pup that's the only place he should be doing his business, and the other is to teach your dog to let you know when he needs to go. Although these are in essence two separate concepts, the real trick is to teach your pup to do both at the same time.
Beware of the misconception that a dog will never go to the bathroom close to where he eats. While adult dogs will have developed this sense, puppies who typically cannot hold it will relieve themselves anywhere and anytime. The object of this training is to work with your pup on holding himself until he lets you know when he needs to go and to only go when he is outside. Sounds complicated, doesn't it? The good news is that it sounds far more complicated than it really is.
It's easy to feel confused and lost when you bring your new Chihuahua home. You spend far more time worrying about his bed, his food, his dishes, and making sure he has plenty of water. But, what are you doing about the most important training? Potty training should be at the top of your priority list, you don't have time to spare. For this training, you are going to need a few things, including:
It is going to take a lot of patience and time to work with your pup, but just about the time when you think you have enough, your pup will finally put two and two together and stop making messes in your house.