It is a fact that housebreaking a dog and the results you should expect depend on a lot of factors. Although it is a hotly debated topic, it is a fact that the breed of your dog can and will affect exactly how long it will take you to train him or her to go outside and even to go to the toilet. Some people refute this but there are trends that have been proven across breeds as to which ones are more likely to pick up the principles immediately and which ones will take longer.
Take Labradors for example. When housebreaking a dog, if you have a Labrador then the likelihood is that you will be praising him or her within just a few weeks. Your dog will have picked up the rules about going outside and will probably actively ask to go out after just a few weeks. This largely has much to do with the fact that the breed is obedient as a general rule and wants to please. On the other hand, Lakeland Terriers and some other Terrier breeds are incredibly difficult to toilet train because they tend to have stubborn streaks and are easily distracted. As such, they can be two years old before all business is done outside.
Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule and housebreaking a dog is like any other dog training you may undertake. Every dog has a different personality and so you may find that your dog does not fit into this. However, it does pay to do your research so you know what to expect. It will save time and hassle, as well as a lot of frustration.Popular search terms for this page:
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