My girlfriend is moving in with me and she wants to get a toy poodle. She had to put her last two poodles to sleep about 6 months ago and that was before I met her.
She told me her poodles were with her for 14 years and were never house broken. That's right, the dog did it's business in the house MOSTLY on a paper in tha bathroom. She claims Toy Poodles can't be housebroken.
I want her to have a poodle but I don't want it doing it's business in the house. So my dumb question is this: can toy poodles be housebroken??? This can be a real issue for us because I have two dogs myself and I have had dogs for about 45 years and I have been able to housebreak every one but I never owned a toy poodle. I don't want a dog that is not housebroken messing up in my home.

Please help as this is a serious issue in our relationship.

Thanks
Mike
BS!
This is a big peeve of mine. Doofus little dog owners who think that their little cute dogs can P & P wherever.
ACK!
I want her to have a poodle but I don't want it doing it's business in the house. So my dumb question is this: can toy poodles be housebroken???

YES!
This can be a real issue for us because I have two
dogs myself and I have had dogs for about 45 years and I have been able to housebreak every one but I never owned a toy poodle. I don't want a dog that is not housebroken messing up in my home.

ICK I hate pee smell.
Please help as this is a serious issue in our relationship. Thanks Mike

Someone will give you a link as it has been asked many many times before, and if you do a google you will see my posts on the subject along with others.

Perhaps you should get another GF? ; )
Paulette~
I want her to have a poodle but I don't want it doing it's business in the house. So my dumb question is this: can toy poodles be housebroken???

it's not a dumb question. yes, they most certainly can be housebroken. Poodles of all sizes are scary smart and, as long as you and your girlfriend are consistent, you should have no trouble housebreaking one. since you've successfully housebroken many dogs, you know that supervising the pup closely when indoors so it doesn't have a chance to have any accidents (tethering it to you or crating when you can't be right with it), taking it outside frequently, and praising it like crazy when it potties outside are the three most important parts of housebreaking. as long as you do that consistently, you shouldn't have any problems housebreaking your new pup.
there are a bunch of good dog FAQs here:
http://www.k9web.com/dog-faqs /
and one on puppies that includes a good discussion of housebreaking here:
http://www.k9web.com/dog-faqs/new-puppy.html
Please help as this is a serious issue in our relationship.

i should think so!

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
Every dog can be housebroken. It's up to the owner to stick to a schedule and get it done. Sounds to me like she didn't want to or didn't know how to housebreak her previous dogs.
Just stand your ground that the puppy must be housebroken if it is to live with you guys. If she doesn't housebreak it, it could lead to your dogs having accidents.

Kristen and
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My girlfriend is moving in with me and she wants to get a toy poodle.

She claims Toy Poodles can't be
housebroken.

Totally untrue. She was just lazy about it. It's easier to say it "can't be done" than admit you screwed up. Little dogs have smaller bladders so you need to get them out more, especially as pups. They can't hold it as long as larger dogs.
Poodles of all sizes are very intelligent & highly trainable. There is absolutely zero reason why they cannot be house trained like every other dog.
And pee in the house? YUCK!

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It may not be any of my business but it sounds like there is more going on between you and your GF than housetraining philosophy.

BUT I do own a toy poodle that is completely housetrained, and have other poodle owning friends who have housetrained toy poodles. I think your GF lacks either the knowledge or the will to do the training.

So I can think of 2 things you might want to consider...
1) If your GF really believes this then I wonder how much help she would bein getting a new poodle trained. If she thinks it's worthless to do she may undermine any training effort you make. The poor dog will never be able to tell right from wrong if you keep trying to force it to not do its business in the house and she refuses to take it out when it needs to go. And it will be the DOG that suffers when you get upset with it for breaking training or want her to get rid of it after you get fed up.
2) They do make dog litter boxes but that too involves training. I don'tknow what the impact of taking that route would be on your other dogs I've only ever had one dog at a time.