How do you housebreak a puppy? I have heard to crate them, use puppy pads, keep taking them outside, ect. What have you personally done to housebreak your own puppies? I just got a shih-poo a few days ago. She is really tiny, like 3 pounds and the cutest puppy I have ever seen! I have been trying to take her outside but she is so tiny and its getting really cold, she has a sweater and Im getting her a coat but she shivers anyways and is really afraid of everything outside so its not going really well. I should have pictures by this evening.