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. Dec 07, 2016 · A newly adopted, older adult dog may need potty training if it is not house broken. Dogs adopted from animal welfare societies may have lived in a puppy mill or a kennel for a long time. If the dog is older than seven years, it may need to go more frequently than Author: Tracey Sandilands.
Many adult rescue dogs come with imperfect housetraining skills–or none at all–and even dogs who were potty trained in their previous homes sometimes need a refresher course if they didn’t. 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.
Some adolescent or adult dogs (over six months of age) urinate or defecate inside the house. House soiling can occur in any location of a home, but sometimes pet parents will notice that their dog soils more in certain locations. Due to any number of circumstances a dog may reach adulthood without being house trained. There may be a host of reasons why an adult dog has not previously been potty trained. You may have acquired a dog that has always been kept outside and it doesn't know not to pee and poop in the house.