Breakdown in House Training. Some dogs appear to be house trained, but after a time they start to occasionally soil inside. A Surface Preference. If a dog only soils inside on a specific surface, such as carpeting, cement or newspaper, she may have developed a surface preference for elimination.
Many adult rescue dogs come with spotty housetraining--or none at all--and even dogs who were housetrained in their previous homes will need a refresher. Follow these tips for housetraining adult.
25 thoughts on “ Adult Dog Housetraining ” chaplaindl January 2, 2015 at 1:42 am. I adopted an 8 year old Cocker Spaniel who had been dumped in a high-kill shelter by the family who had had him since he was a puppy without realizing that he was not housetrained.
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.