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House Breaking a Puppy or Dog: Setting Them Up for Success

There are likely thousands of articles on house-breaking dogs.          That being said, this is still a tough issue for a lot of new dog owners.   So I'm sharing my knowledge in the hopes it will help some pets and people along the way.     After 17 years of fostering dogs there's one thing I know to be true: every dog is different.  Some are easy to potty-train, others, not so much.      In this post I'll share our house-training techniques, and what typically works best for us.     This post is partially titled Setting Them Up for Success because  I often see folks getting off to the wrong start with their dogs when it comes to potty training/house-breaking.           A quick example : a few weeks ago I was in a local pet store (think pet food supply store-   not a puppy-mill-peddler store ).                    There was a little blind poodle up for adoption with one of our local rescue groups there on site.  -I'm not saying names of parti