housebroken housebroken  /ˈhaʊsb ˌroʊ kən/


  • (adj) (of pets) trained to urinate and defecate outside or in a special place


  1. The Cards, somewhat housebroken descendants of the rough--tumble Gashouse Gang, were lighting back, late and hard.
  2. As her thoroughly housebroken husband, Wendell Corey is careful never to drop ashes on the rugs, sit on the arm of the sofa, or put a damp glass on an end table.
  3. Charles Bronson, who resembles a housebroken Attila the Hun, stars as the vocal and murderous Valachi.


  1. Pets of the Week

    Cassie is a sweet, mellow, 11½-year-old old, spayed golden retriever who is even-tempered and fine with everything -- dogs, cats and kids. She likes the attention and is unfazed by rambunctious energy. She is housebroken, knows several commands and is very well-behaved.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Lamorinda Sun

  2. Pets of the Week: Mimi

    Mimi is The Daily Sentinel's dog of the week from the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter. She is a very lovable 7- year-old Boxer. She is great with kids and cats but has never been around other dogs. Mimi is housebroken and kennel trained. She is already micro-chipped and is has already been spayed. She is looking for a caring family and cozy home to relax in. For more information on animals up for ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Daily Sentinel

  3. Pet of the Week: Meet Dymond

    Name Dymond Age 3 years oldSex Male Breed Labrador Retriever mixAbout me I'm a bit shy at first, but am easy to make friends with. I'm housebroken and would do best in a home without cats.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Times Leader

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