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Holding the dog over the toilet, yes or no.

100% hypothetical question. I saw a tiny dog being walked today who couldn't have weighed more than 10 pounds. I wondered if such a tiny creature had to be walked at all, couldn't you just train it to go when you held it over the toilet, if it was going to remain tiny for its entire life? Please note I'm not planning to do this. I just want to know if it would be possible. I don't have a dog, and I don't want to have a dog, toilet-trained or not. This is just not an easy or quick thing to google because people use "toilet/potty training" to describe general housebreaking. Thanks for any insight you can provide.
posted by bleep on Aug 29, 2013 - 25 answers

Housebreak a dog and keep my sanity

The internet is full of lame gimmicks, wannabe dog whisperers, and advice on crating. Help me housebreak my poor, dumb, dog for real. [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on Mar 4, 2013 - 20 answers

My apartment is not your toilet.

I'm out of ideas - help me convince my cat that the litterbox is a good place to be. Long explanation with as many details as I can think of inside. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Aug 1, 2012 - 32 answers

Human training.

My puppy has gamed a way for me to spend an extra 5 minutes with him in the morning. By peeing on the floor. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jun 27, 2012 - 19 answers

Potty Training: Part 2

I've posted previously about potty training my dogs. I picked up a book, "How to Housebreak Your Dog In 7 Days," which was quite helpful except one thing: our work schedules aren't compatible with a regular schedule. [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Jun 20, 2012 - 9 answers

Hold it right there!

Seven month old Yorkie puppy. Housebreaking is going well but we still have questions. [more inside]
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér on Jun 11, 2012 - 13 answers

Good Chicken!

We got a new puppy! Housebreaking questions inside. [more inside]
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér on Jan 21, 2012 - 9 answers

House training puppy + cats

We just got a 4 month old Shetland Sheepdog puppy (female), and we've been having a lot of problems to house train her. We suspect the problem might be her interaction with our two cats. [more inside]
posted by clearlydemon on Aug 10, 2011 - 16 answers

Please, no tiny puddles of pee for my feet to discover in the dark.

I'd like to get a dog. I think a small breed would be best based on my specific situation and I have only had past experience with large breeds. Can you provide some guidance about the housebreaking difficulties I'm reading about everywhere? [more inside]
posted by tinamonster on Feb 10, 2011 - 15 answers

Can't stand the rain...

My otherwise delightful pup Lyle (obligatory pix) has decided that pooping in the rain is beneath his dignity. [more inside]
posted by judith on Nov 3, 2010 - 17 answers

Old Dog, No Tricks

Is there any way to re-housebreak an older dog who is starting to slip? [more inside]
posted by rtimmel on May 25, 2009 - 8 answers

Help. First-time dogparent needs housebreaking advice

PeeingOnTheCarpetFilter: Our new puppy (shelter mutt, roughly 14 weeks old and of at least average intelligence) is thoroughly enjoying our spring weather. She often goes to the door and whines to go out just so she can roll around in the grass and chase bugs. When we give up on her bathrooming outside we'll bring her back inside, where she promptly pees or takes a dump. We're not talking about whirlwind visits to the great outdoors; we're talking a half-hour or so.

We try to be consistent about the location of the potty area, using verbal commands (I feel like a moron saying, "Go potty!" in public, but there you have it.) People always tell us that housebreaking is frustrating and requires patience, but how can we get the girl to potty first and play second?
posted by workerant on Apr 1, 2009 - 27 answers

Mini poodle wants to break my heart and soil my sheets.

What do we do with our dog, Sparky? We just got an 18 month old miniature poodle, about 15 lbs, not (yet) fixed. She is extremely timid: she came from a backyard breeder who didn't care for her well. She grew up with other dogs and an unknown amount of interaction with people (but we think not enough since she wasn't being groomed). We don't know much else about her past. Tonight we're faced with a difficult choice between a night of wailing or her fouling our bed... [more inside]
posted by jewzilla on Feb 20, 2009 - 15 answers

Housetraining a pup: Ready to just buy a couple of corks

Another puppy housetraining question. She'll be 1yo in three weeks and she's still having accidents. help [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Nov 28, 2007 - 6 answers

You are getting sleeeeeeeeeeeepy....

How do I fix my dog's sleep schedule? [more inside]
posted by judith on Oct 15, 2007 - 8 answers

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