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Old 11-18-2009, 08:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Can an older dog be house trained?

Hi. I just got a 2yr old female that I would like to keep in the house along with my other dogs and was hoping someone could give me some pointers on potty training or just tell me if it's a lost cause. She doesn't like chains because of her last home, I have a kennel she can stay in at night but I would much rather her be safe in the house. So far she ahs been designated to the kitchen and away from my carpet!
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would just train her the same way you would train a puppy. She will learn, it will just possibly take longer!
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Do you crate? That would help immensely with the house breaking.
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Do you crate? That would help immensely with the house breaking.
yes. all of my pooches have thier own crate that they stay in at night! So should I just train her like I would a puppy? I mean that's what I've been doing for the last few days so I hope it's right!
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Then yep I would just start from the beginning. Hopefully she just catches on quick and has no issues.
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I got Ms Tweak when she was about a year and a half old. She was a yard dog and had no problems living outside, but like you we wanted her to be in the house with Chopper. We were lucky to have 3 year old male at the time that was great in the house. We did the same as we would have with a puppy. When not being played with or in plain site she was crated. She followed Chopper's lead and in no time was house broken. She actually wound up being the most spoiled little sh*t I ever owned.

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wow thanks. It's good to know that someone had succes in house breaking a former yard dog! I now have hope!!!
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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Yeah I have gotten older yard dogs too, most do just fine. Crate at night for now till she gets adjusted to your home better. Plus you may not have problems now but later on down the road aggression might show up and it is better to get her use to a crate encase you have to crate and rotate.
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