When most people think about housebreaking a dog, they imagine an adorable little scamp that fits in the palm of their hand and plays with toys all day — in other words, a puppy. But what if you have an older dog that isn’t housebroken because she’s a rescue? The rules for training adult dogs. Housebreaking adult dog. Phil Guida. Housebreaking an Adult Dog Using the Umbilical Cord Method. Introduction. Most puppies can be housebroken prior to 8 months of age using traditional methods. But for older dogs that are still having accidents in the house, the umbilical cord method should be used.
Many adult rescue dogs come with spotty housetraining--or none at all--and even dogs who were housetrained in their previous homes will need a refresher. Follow these tips for housetraining adult. If you have adopted an adult dog, congratulations! You are one of the lucky people who will find out how rewarding it can be to give a good home to an senior dog. Adult dogs bond just as readily.
Continued Paper Training. Paper training your dog is not recommended unless there is a specific reason to do so. For instance, you might want to paper train your dog if you live in a high-rise apartment and your dog can’t “hold it” until you get her outside, or if you have an untrained dog and you have mobility problems, or if you have a dog who refuses to eliminate outside.