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House training adult dog.

Species: Dog
Breed: mini pin
Age: 2-5 years
Is it possible to house break a 5 y/o mini pin that was rescued from a puppy mill? We are trying to make an informed decision before adopting.




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

Hi and thanks for your question.

It is my personal opinion that any dog can be housetrained. I have had good success with crate training.

Here are some good resources that may help you:

Crate Training Puppies

Crate Training for Adult Dogs


I hope that all goes well!

Dr. Marie.

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