- v train (a pet) to live cleanly in a house
- s (of pets) trained to urinate and defecate outside or in a special place
`house-trained' is chiefly British
- Each listing includes at least one photo and tells you whether the animal is house-trained and has had its shots.
- Of late, senior Defense Department officials have been acting almost house-trained when traveling overseas: witness Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's mild reaction last month .
- When Elsa reached her full growth, Joy Adamson decided that Elsa should be set free, laboriously taught the house-trained animal to behave like a lioness.
News & Articles
- Pet of the Week: Aukmed
Aukmed is the KSFY Morning News Pet of the Week from the Sioux Falls Humane Society. He was brought to the humane society because he did not adjust well to his new home. He is used to being outdoors with his own free space. A farm or ranch would suit him best. He is house-trained.
June 18, 2013 - KSFY Sioux Falls
- Bono in Philadelphia Inquirer
He had me over to lunch. . . . Now, I'm not what you'd call house-trained. I'm not even White House-trained,Bono said. "I ask for things before we even sit down for tea, like billions of dollars to fight AIDS."