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The act of using physical force to gain access to, and entering, a house with an intent to commit a felony inside.

In most states, housebreaking that occurs at night constitutes the crime of Burglary. Some statutes expand the definition of housebreaking to include breaking out of a house after entry has been achieved without the use of physical force, such as when access was gained under False Pretenses.

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in Scots criminal law, strictly speaking only an aggravation of theft and not a nominate crime. It consists in the surmounting of the security of a building or entering it in any unusual way and the ‘house’ part is satisfied if the building concerned has a roof Housebreaking without intent to steal is not a crime in Scots law although it is likely to constitute a criminal offence of being in a building without permission. See BURGLARY.
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Both dogs and humans benefit from a predictable, consistent housetraining routine.
5 Also in the interest of adaptability to new environments, dogs should be exposed to different surfaces as part of housetraining. Dogs can develop "substrate preference," the willingness to potty only on specific surfaces, such as grass or concrete.
When housetraining, we want the crate to be just large enough to stand up, turn around and lie down comfortably, so he can't soil one end and rest comfortably in the other.
A negative sound may be needed with some training but definitely not for housetraining. Swiftly/gently pick up the dog to interrupt and rush it outside.
Of course, housetraining and/or behavior-modification efforts need to be accompanied by a good clean-up program using an enzymatic cleaner, to eliminate any lingering odor of urine (which invites the dog to mark again).
Housetraining coaching, usually delivered in person, is now available by phone to assist people who are training a puppy or a dog to eliminate in the right place.
Try restarting the housetraining by taking him out regularly, using exaggerated praise as and when he goes.
A "gotta go" signal can facilitate housetraining. When your dog knows she can tell you she has to go out, there is less responsibility on you to make sure you take her out more often than she has to go; she will let you know when it's time.
Restart the housetraining by taking him out regularly and using exaggerated praise when he 'goes'.
Marking is not the same behavior as "my bladder is full and I have to pee." Housetraining is just a matter of teaching your dog when and where to relieve himself.
3 Take your dog out more frequently so he has more opportunity to do it right; every hour on the hour (during the day), at first, for young pups or older dogs who need remedial housetraining, then gradually lengthen the time between bathroom breaks.
Whether you're facing the challenge of housetraining a new puppy or retraining an adult dog with inappropriate bathroom behaviors, the approach is the same: manage the behavior to prevent mistakes from happening while you teach appropriate toilet habits.