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49. Housebreaking problems

Definition Absent Very Mild Mild Moderate Severe
Frequency at which dog eliminates in the home or when confined to a crate assuming the dog is given appropriate opportunity to eliminate and does not have a medical condition impacting the dog’s ability to control elimination under normal circumstances
  • Never eliminates in the home or crate
  • Very rarely eliminates in the home or crate
  • Improves substantially and is unlikely to present a problem in the future.
  • Rarely is no more often than once in 3 months for dogs 4 months and older
  • Occasionally eliminates in the home or crate
  • Improves substantially and is unlikely to present a problem in the future.
  • Greater than once every three months but no more than once a month for dogs 4 months and older
  • Often eliminates in the home or crate
  • The dog is unreliable unless closely managed
  • 2-4 times a month for dogs 4 months and older
  • Routinely eliminates in the home or crate
  • The dog is unreliable and attempts to establish a predictable elimination schedule have failed
  • More often than 4 times a month for dogs 4 months and older
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