I’m living in a town where I really have no friends. When I come home, there is nothing for me to do except watch tv. I have wanted a dog for a long time. However, I do not think that I would be good at house training the dog. Is there a certain breed of dogs that are easier to train than others? And how do you house train a dog anyway??


  1. WP Robot Wordpress Autoposter

    You can adopt an older dog that has already been trained so that you don’t have to deal with it because it will be difficult to train a puppy. If you do want a puppy I would say crate train it, from what I’ve read it is the easiest and quickest way to potty train a dog and its very helpful for when you’re not home so that your puppy doesn’t tear up your possessions.
    Also, be prepared for tons of people on here telling you that you are not ready for a dog if you aren’t prepared to train it.

  2. Karen L

    You house train a puppy by making sure it never gets a chance to pee or poop indoors. This means that you take it outside every couple of hours when it’s very young(and yes, even in the middle of the night at first), give it a lot of praise when it does its stuff outdoors. It will soon learn what’s the right thing to do. It also helps to use crate training, which you can research on the net.
    Some breeds are easier to train, in all ways and not just housetraining. Seems that very small dogs are the ones that have the most trouble with the housetraining. My vet told me that many small dogs take much longer to develop the muscle necessary for controlling themselves. You should research individual breeds to see what’s said about each.
    An adult dog can be the solution, provided you don’t get one that has a lot of bad habits to undo. They at least have the advantage of being physically developed enough to have control over their bodies, when they know that’s what they are supposed to do.

  3. Come Soon Lord Jesus

    I would also recommend adopting a dog that is already house broken. If you go to a shelter ask to speak to a volunteer since they often know the dogs the best. If you adopt from a rescue in most cases those dogs are fostered by someone and their foster parent will know even more about the dog and the dog is likely to already be house broken or at least it will have already started training.

  4. Katerdid loves her APBTs <3

    You an always adopt an adult…already potty trained dog from the shelter!
    and I know what you mean…puppies are fun and all, but I hate the potty training!

  5. Christine~Here to Help

    Why not going to your local shelter and adopting an adult dog that is already housetrained? There are lots that have got passed that icky house training stage.

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