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how to house train a doxie? Answered

I have had doxies (weiner dogs) for about 10 years now...I have adopted a couple that had bad habits.  Of course they were too old to try and housebreak by the time I got a hold of them.  I have a doggie door, so they have free will to come and go.  Presently we have 2 girls, one is very polite and will get up at night in the snow and go outside.  The other is a couch potato, she will use my carpet if it is 80 degrees outside in the spring.  I adopted her when she was 2 years old.  She does not urinate in the living room anymore, but she does the other thing and also in my kitchen.  I cannot crate her.  Any suggestions?


Teach the "bad" one to use a litter box. Training info is readily available at the click of your search tool with a search term like "train dog to use litter box"

.  As a rule of thumb, dogs will not soil their living area. Confine the dog to a small area (a crate works great) and take it outside at frequent intervals. If the dog does what you want, praise it profusely. Gradually increase the area the dog has.
.  BTW, scolding, punishing, rubbing the dog's nose in it, &c, doesn't do much good unless you catch them in the act. Two minutes later and they can't make the connection between the deed and your reaction.

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Why can't you crate her?
Crating is best for all concerned.