Can Italian Greyhounds really be fully housetrained?

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  1. lrc7815 profile image86
    lrc7815posted 6 years ago

    Can Italian Greyhounds really be fully housetrained?

    My Italian Grehound is 9 years old and is 95% pad trained.  However, as long as she has one foot on the pad, she thinks she's doing okay.  I am extremely frustrated and sick of cleaning carpet.  Any ideas?

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    JThomp42posted 6 years ago

    All dogs can be housetrained - the question is more are you prepared to be dedicated, consistent and patient, and stick to a routine until it's cracked, even if it takes months? Whilst some people may find toy and small breeds slightly more difficult to housebreak because of smaller bladder size, those factors all play a much larger part than breed. Please read my Hub: … in-a-puppy

    1. lrc7815 profile image86
      lrc7815posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the response JThomp42.  And, great hub you referred me to.  But, I tried it.  My IG is now 9 years old.  Not a day that goes by that I don't reinforce her training.  I've owned a lot of dogs. This is the first that I have failed to train.

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      JThomp42posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      So glad to try and help. Good luck.  smile

  3. jennzie profile image83
    jennzieposted 6 years ago

    I believe that all dogs can eventually become fully housetrained- however, there are certain breeds and dogs (depending on the environment the dog was brought up in prior to you getting her) that will take longer than others. My Chinese Crested unfortunately still isn't fully house trained and isn't even pad trained (she only plays with them when they're out). I understand the frustration you are going through- I have to constantly take mine outside because I can't always tell when she has to go or not and even when I do that, she'll sometimes still go in the house! It's just going to take a lot of patience and dedication.

  4. vegaswriter profile image57
    vegaswriterposted 6 years ago

    I've met a few but they are the minority and the breed has a reputation for being difficult if not nearly impossible to house break. It takes constant supervision with these guys, indoor and out and you can't let up at all even once you've think you've done it.

    I resorted to some creative wee wee pad placement with my boys and made it more livable and easier to clean up. Taping them to walls and higher up on certain places of the furniture. My girl tried to hit the mark on the floor ones.

    Considering the success of the wee wee pads the indoor litter boxes or possibly the fake grass area might have some success. She is a gorgeous little girl.

    1. lrc7815 profile image86
      lrc7815posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh vegaswriter, you were creative, weren't you?  lol    You have reminded me (don't know how I forgot) of the males and their marking issues.  I could write a whole new blog on that.  lol  Luna asked me to tell you she appreciates the compliment.


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