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How to house break your pup by humon How to house break your pup by humon
My site humoncomics.com/

Thought I'd share. :)

I'm sure there's easier methods, but this one is foolproof.
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SaltESweet Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Student Filmographer
My freaking mom just got a puppy. Thank god I live on my own now 'cause every time I'm over, she does all of this completely backwards. She's got the poor thing so nervous that it pees whenever anyone starts giving it any kind of attention! :( And to make it worse, she won't listen to a word I say about proper puppy care and training. It is not a person, mom, it does not think like we do, it doesn't understand! She's never listened to me about anything, though, since I'm her daughter and she's supposed to be "smarter" than me. I don't even care about that anymore, I just feel so sorry for that poor animal she's tried to replace me with...
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cakers Featured By Owner 1 day ago
This is so cute. We just got a new puppy. She was sick when we got her, but she's all better now, and she more or less sleeps through the night. But during the day it sure seems like she has to pee all the time, lol. We've taken her outside, and she's peed like three times, ten minutes later she'll pee on the floor. lol. When my husband picked her up at the vet he let her run around for a bit but when she didn't show any signs of needing to pee he put her in the truck, where she immediately peed on the seat, lol. Puppies are a lot of work at the beginning, but compared to when we got her, I'll take peeing ten minutes after I finish mopping over having to stay at the vets any day.
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AvaDestria Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
This is pretty cute and worth sharing. :D 
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PrismaticAngel Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Heh, my 9 year old Sandy was house trained easily. As soon as she woke up from a nap or sleeping all night my mom would put her outside and wait for her to do something. Aside from when she was super small, we haven't had any accidents. Well, not counting the few sickie accidents and being just a teeny bit over excited.
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Danketsu-Ookami Featured By Owner 1 day ago
This is very helpful to people ^^ Simple and to the point.

But to comment on the something said in the beginning of the comic; "a dog breed that is so notoriously difficult to house-break some say it can't be done"

I do not believe that any breed is incapable of being trained,or performing a desired action. If the people within the household put the time and effort every day to train the dog, nothing is impossible. From what I have seen, the issue with small dogs usually aren't the dogs themselves, but with the owner's (or other household members') lack of disciplining and training the dog.

The way I see it is if I can teach my felines to sit, stay and come on command, and the cats perform those basic acts better than someone's dogs... than you may not be doing something right. And before someone takes offense, I held myself to these standards too. Until the dogs were trained, I was always comparing the dogs to the cats.
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venonsting Featured By Owner 4 days ago
great advice. my boyfriend just got a puppy.
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Forget-me-not-love Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
this is great- a lot of my friends are getting puppies nowadays, and some of them are having trouble 'potty-training' their pup; I'll make sure to show them this one :) thanks for sharing!
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Bunnytam Featured By Owner 5 days ago
WHERE WAS THIS 4 YEARS AGO!? *faints*
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dyzae Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not agree with one thing:
" If you don't see it and find accident late, just clean it up and leave it at that. Shouting at your puppy, enven while showing it the pee/poop, won't help now. It won't understand."
Just shouthing at him, ok: it's wrong. But il you show the accident at your dog and say "no" with the same tone for the first exemple, he will know. Don't be too rude when you force him to smell it, when you say no. But it's he's smell, he will know the reason.
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Arkhetypon Featured By Owner 1 day ago
That's not really the way dogs work. Showing them an accident and scolding them after the fact (as in anytime but immediately afterwards) isn't going to mean anything to them. Or worse, they will associate the mess with a scolding, but not the act. When I adopted my 1 yr old dog from a shelter he still wasn't house broken, but he sure as heck associated the mess with someone beating him. So he would make a mess and then try to *eat it* in order to avoid being beaten. Or he'd hide behind a table (or under something) when he peed inside. It took me MONTHS to housebreak him (using much the same methods as Humon notes). 
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