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Dog Toilet Training Using Dog Litterboxes
Ideal For Older Senior Dogs

Older Senior Dogs Can Benefit Using Dog Litterboxes

Dogs are in many ways just like us humans.  They eventually become older just like people do and as senior dogs, they can lose a bit of mobility.  When this happens, doing outside for walks may be a challenge.  This is especially true during bad weather days with snow and rain.  This is a fact that many dog owners forget especially while their pets are still active and energetic.  But there will come a time while your pet will slow down quite a bit.  This is when the use of dog litterboxes as part of dog toilet training while young will benefit puppies when they become older senior dogs.

Rather than have to go outside for elimination, they can simply go to a designated place inside the house.  An indoor dog toilet can come in the form of a dog litterbox specifically designed for canines these days.  This location will be much closer to get to and of course more dry compared to an outdoor spot.

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It turns out that not only older seniors but dogs of any age who might have injuries or illnesses which also limit their mobility, can benefit greatly from the use of dog litterboxes inside the house to do their business.  Again, this is something that most dog owners seem to neglect.  Just like us, all pets can get ill or injured.

Dog Toilet Training Indoors As Puppies

Of course, it might be difficult to suddenly teach an older dog to use a indoor dog litterboxes.  So what would be even better is to start dog toilet training a pet to use an indoor location at a very early age, even as a puppy.  This way, the dog already knows how to use a place inside the house when it needs to eliminate.  There is no need for additional stress for extra training at a senior age.

I have always trained my dogs right from the day I got them as puppies to use an indoor dog toilet.  My first two dogs were taught to go to a specific location inside my house where there were newspapers on the floor.  They went to the newspapers throughout their entire lives. 

Then when I got my next two dogs, the pet industry came out with commercial dog litterboxes with Purina leading the way with their Second Nature dog litter line.  These became the new foundation of an indoor dog toilet training system that was much less messier then newspapers.  This is what I use with my current dogs today.  They both use their dog litterbox whenever they need to anytime they are inside the house.

My Own Indoor Dog Toilet Training Experience

My own pets went through this method of dog toilet training right from puppyhood.  So they have the flexibility to stay indoors in case anytime in their lives they end up with some mobility issues due to old age, injury or illness.   This turned out to be the right move when my first two dogs approached their senior years.

The success of my dogs being trained to use dog litterboxes inside the house prompted me to create this website to help other dog owners train their pets indoors as well.  I honestly believe that this is the best way to house train a dog, especially for smaller to medium size breeds.


For more details on how you can also do away with bad weather dog walks forever, see my indoor potty training dog information page.


Free Basic Dog Obedience Training Video On Essential
Commands As The Minimum Standards To Teach Your
Dog With Complete Progressions Fully Demonstrated


In this video, we demonstrate;

image dog toilet training dog litterboxes older dogs senior dogs dog litterbox Essential commands including sit, down, and stand (plus why stand is useful)
image dog toilet training dog litterboxes older dogs senior dogs dog litterbox More challenging commands like come (recall) and stay
image dog toilet training dog litterboxes older dogs senior dogs dog litterbox The minimum standards that all dogs should be taught
image dog toilet training dog litterboxes older dogs senior dogs dog litterbox Daily training drills to keep skills sharp for your puppy
image dog toilet training dog litterboxes older dogs senior dogs dog litterbox All puppy obedience training progressions are fully demonstrated
image dog toilet training dog litterboxes older dogs senior dogs dog litterbox Indoor and outdoor recalls for different environments 


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