Potty training a dog can be a challenging task, especially if you have a breed that is known to be difficult to train. American foxhounds, Beagles, Bichon Frises, Brussels Griffons, Chihuahuas, Chinese Crested Dogs, Dachshunds, Shih Tzus, Cocker Spaniels, Sealyham Terriers, Deckels, Pugs and Pomeranians are some of the breeds that are considered to be the most difficult to potty train. Adrienne Farricelli is a certified
dog trainerand behavior consultant who has worked with many of these breeds. According to her, the most difficult dogs to potty train are those that belong to the category of aromatic hounds.
These include basset hounds, beagles, hounds and dachshunds. American foxhounds are independent souls that can be wayward and difficult to train. Beagles have a short attention span and a selective memory when it comes to learning. Bichon Frises are independent and demanding when it comes to going outside in bad weather.
Brussels Griffons have a strong connection with their owners but can take more time and effort to learn to go to the bathroom. Chihuahuas hate getting cold and wet and may benefit from having a safe place inside to go to the bathroom. Toy breeds such as Dachshunds, Shih Tzus and Chihuahuas have small bladders that make urination more frequent and urgent. They also hate going out in cold or wet weather.
Sealyham terriers are independent and can be stubborn when it comes to training at home. Deckels can be defensive when forced to do something they don't want to do. Pugs can be stubborn but are playful and loving dogs that get along well with novice pet parents. Pomeranians love to please their owners but may find learning to go to the bathroom more of a challenge due to their vivacious personality.Crate training can help some of these breeds learn how to go to the bathroom.
It's important for owners of these breeds to be patient and consistent when potty training their dogs. It's also important for owners of large or giant dog breeds such as Cocker Spaniels or Pugs to remember that it may take longer for these puppies to be fully potty trained.