Can a 5-6 year old dog be housetrained?

Asked By: Sandra O'Keefe
Date created: Tue, Dec 22, 2020 1:37 AM
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Housebreaking adult dog. Most puppies can be housebroken prior to 8 months of age using traditional methods. But for older dogs that are still having accidents in the house, the umbilical cord method should be used. This method has worked on the most difficult housebreaking cases and can be used with dogs of any age.
Answered By: Clarabelle Borer
Date created: Wed, Dec 23, 2020 3:40 AM
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If you own a dog, you've heard this rule: 1 year for Fido equals 7 years for you.

Turns out, the math isn't that simple.

Dogs mature more quickly than we do early on.

So the first year of your fuzzy friend's life is equal to about 15 human years.

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Take her out first thing in the morning, after breakfast, after dinner, and a few times throughout the day and before bedtime. If she doesn't go, bring her back inside and immediately put her in her crate for 10 minutes before trying again. Do not let her loose indoors if she has not eliminated outside!
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According to this report, the total first-year cost of owning a dog is $1,270 and for a cat it's $1,070.

As you can see, having a pet can cost you over $1,000 in the first year, and well over $500 each additional year.

Depending on the food you buy and sudden medical expenses, the costs could be much higher.

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While most people associate training with puppies, the reality is that dogs can learn at any age. Adult dogs are often easier to train than young puppies because they have more self-control. It's also important to keep training your dog as it matures.
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Dogs over 1 year old: How often should an adult dog eat? From the age of one year a dog can eat once or twice a day. Some people find it easier to feed their dogs once a day, while others prefer to give them smaller rations divided between morning and evening.
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You can feed your dog one or two times a day. It's best to do it twice daily at 8-12 hour intervals. If you're doing it this way, split the suggested amount found on the bag or you'll feed it double what it needs.
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Canine parvovirus (CPV) is a highly contagious viral disease of dogs that commonly causes acute gastrointestinal illness in puppies. The disease most often strikes in pups between 6 and 20 weeks old, but older animals are sometimes also affected.
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