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verb[WITH OBJECT]North american
Train (a pet) to urinate and defecate outside the house or only in a special place.‘an elephant is exceedingly difficult to housebreak’‘wolves are almost never housebroken’
- ‘Dog Crates / Dog Cages offer an effective way to housebreak puppies or keep your pets safe either at home or away.’
- ‘When using a crate to housebreak, puppies need to be taken out frequently just as if you were not using the crate.’
- ‘‘They can be difficult to housebreak,’ says Milton.’
- ‘At times, it was almost like Dennis was not a kid but a pet in need of better housebreaking.’
- ‘He never bestirred himself to even housebreak his dogs.’
- ‘The key to housebreaking your puppy is close supervision.’
- ‘The process for housebreaking a dog is the same if he is a puppy or an adult dog new to your home.’
- ‘It wasn't anything particularly evil or sinister, instead more on the lines of someone who'd just managed to housebreak a small puppy.’
- ‘Remember when you are trying to housebreak a new puppy, even those that usually use the backyard sometimes go in the house.’
- ‘When you first get your virtual pet back home, one of the biggest challenges, as it is in real life, is to housebreak it.’
- ‘This tool is magic for housebreaking a dog, and to discourage nipping.’
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