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 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. This method has worked on the most difficult housebreaking cases and can be used with dogs of any age.
Adult dogs bond just as readily as puppies do, and one of the benefits is that housetraining is often a much easier process for them. Some reasons why an older dog might not be house trained: No.
To house train or retrain an adult dog is no different to house training a puppy apart for the period of time it will take. It usually takes longer to train an adult dog who may have acquired bad habits over a number of years. I foster dogs from my local Animal Shelter while they are awaiting adoption.