housebreak definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To train to own excretory habits that are appropriate for indoor lifestyle: housebreak a puppy.
    • To subdue; tame.
    • to coach a pet to reside cleanly in a house, specifically by training it to defecate and urinate in designated bins.
  • noun:
    • Burglary of a dwelling: a neighborhood in which housebreaks are a standard incident.
  • verb:
    • to coach an animal to avoid urinating or defecating inside your home, except within a litterbox, bathroom, or any other receptacle.
    • train (a pet) to reside cleanly in a house

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