from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To train to have excretory habits that are acceptable for indoor living: housebreak a puppy.
- transitive v. To subdue; tame.
- n. Burglary of a dwelling: a neighborhood in which housebreaks are a common occurrence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To train an animal to avoid urinating or defecating in the house, except within a litterbox, toilet, or other receptacle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. to train a pet to live cleanly in a house, especially by training it to defecate and urinate in designated boxes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. train (a pet) to live cleanly in a house
Only the photographer looks out of the window, when all have windows open, except when a dog or housebreak is involved.
Good luck with your new pup, and if Pritchard is anything like Bailey you'll find that they are relatively easy to housebreak, more then willing to learn, and that she will be your best friend for many years too come ...
They're not only gorgeous and affectionate; they're easy to housebreak, too.
You should begin to housebreak as soon as you bring your new troll home.
It took almost a year to housebreak her, mainly because in her excitement she could generally only make it a flight or two down from my apartment before releasing her bladder.
This cuts the effort required to housebreak and train by more than half.
Let's see them try to housebreak a puppy by spreading their laptops all over the kitchen floor.
He does make life interesting, and it may be easier to keep him around than to have to housebreak a new governor.
Trying to work with this Administration would be like trying to housebreak a wolverine.
I'm thankful that I don't have to housebreak my puppy in the Blue Room of the White House.