Easiest dogs to housebreak

Easiest Dog Breeds to Housebreak

Part of co-existing with a dog involves housebreaking the pooch. You don’t want messes in your house. However, not all dog breeds are created equal when it comes to housebreaking. Some dog types are just easier to housebreak than others. 

In this article, we will explore a few of the easiest dog breeds to housebreak. 


The Havanese remains a relatively rare dog breed, but in recent years they have risen in popularity. Besides the breed’s adorable looks and small size, it is also a wonderfully easy breed to housebreak. The Havanese is known for its enthusiastic need to please its owner. The dog breed is easy to train and will adapt to a wide array of circumstances. The Havanese wants to learn and is easy to potty break quickly. 

Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier is an energetic clown who loves to learn and play. With positive reinforcement, you can rapidly potty break a Boston Terrier puppy. In addition, once trained, very few adult Boston Terriers will ever have an accident in the house. 

Border Collies

The Border Collie is considered one of the smartest dog breeds. The breed is a breeze to housetrain and will also quickly learn obedience and tricks. In fact, many owners say they never actually housebroke their Border Collie because the pup just seemed to know exactly what to do from the very beginning. Border Collies are considered the Einstein’s of the dog world. The breed’s busy mind means the pup is always learning and needs something to constantly do or they can become destructive. 

Doberman Pinschers

The Doberman has a reputation of being a tough guard dog. However, they are also sensitive and ready to please. Their intelligent nature makes them easy to housebreak. Usually, it takes only a few days to housebreak a Doberman. 

German Shepherd

The German Shepherd is another breed that is similar in character to the Doberman Pinscher.  The breed learns quickly and is always willing to please. Normally, you can quickly housebreak the German Shepherd and teach the dog a variety of other obedience tasks and tricks. The dog’s ability to learn is truly limitless with consistency. 


The Poodle is an eye-catching breed but also highly intelligent. The dog responds well to obedience and quickly learns new commands. Housebreaking the poodle is wonderfully easy with patience and consistency. Poodles do have a reputation for being a bit stubborn and it might take a little longer to potty break, but once the poodle masters the task the pooch will never forget. 


The Papillon is a small dog that bonds closely with his family. The pooch is always willing to please and can quickly learn commands. The Papillon ranks high as an easy dog to housebreak due to the pup’s happy and smart nature. 

Any of the above dog breeds are easy to housebreak due to their quick intelligence and loving nature. 

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