How to Toilet Train Your Puppy

Correct method:

Incorrect method:

Credit: Jenna B. (top), Olaf (bottom), via Urlesque.



  1. Sooo many questions…

  2. Actually, my Dante (fat cat) does a pretty good imitation of the “wrong way.”

  3. Erica in Ithaca says:

    Man legs with woman feet. Confused…

  4. PS a little dissonance going on there, with the hairy legs and the pedicure. 😯

  5. My husband often wears that same color on his toes. Calls himself a cyborg. True story.

  6. I’m confused, hairy man legs and nice lady feet O_o

  7. Okay. The hairy legs and the lady feet are freaking me out.

  8. fluffernugget says:

    Girly needs to be introduced to a razor.

  9. Queen of Dork says:

    I remember seeing this before but it’s still funny. My cat does not sit in my pants like this when I do…er…um…the business, but he will climb into his litter box right next to the toilet…while I’m on there and do his pee-pee thing while I do mine. 🙂

  10. The legs and feet of that man-woman have sent me into a tailspin. I’m baffled.

  11. fifthsonata says:

    I definitely can’t wait to see if the person in the picture shows up to explain his toes….

  12. 260Oakley says:

    First pup has made it to the head of the class (and is flush with his success). Second pup has gotten short shrift.

  13. tagatha says:

    The only question I’d ask is where he buys his nail polish. It looks fab! Also, very nice toes!

  14. Yes, the girly toes/manly legs is the first of my MANY many questions…
    Next on the list, why is there a car in the first pic, or alternatively, why is there a random unplumbed toilet in the middle of a car showroom? And why is the puppy in there? And why are there flowers in the tank? The second pic has me even more flummoxed!

  15. Birdcage says:

    …. and what happened to the man/lady’s knee?

  16. Once A Fish says:

    Well, to address both @fluffernugget and @Birdcage…. my first thought was this lovely human being was *attempting* to shave his/her legs, but something went horribly awry with the razor– and in the process of applying the bandage, puppy came along to offer his condolences.

  17. marthava says:

    These comments are keeling me. LOL

  18. sooooo many questions: the least of which is a dog in a toilet that is not wet.
    1. a car where the toilet is?
    2. flowers in said toilet?
    3. what happened to his knees?
    4. did someone paint his toenails while his leg was healing?
    5. feminine feet hairy legs?

  19. marthava says:

    Amy Poehler, if you’re out there reading this post, please tell your friend Tina F. this would be a great riff to stick in somewhere untoward in the next season of 30 Rock. 🙂 Actually, in it’s “dissonance,” (as Theresa so aptly notes above) it’s reminding me a way lot of Man Hands from that Seinfeld episode.

  20. It’s funny, and it’s cute. But it is SO much grosser than any rack shots or babies that some of the grumpier visitors have gone off on. And there’s some very weird sound effect that I don’t understand.

  21. aquasaline says:

    all the hairly legs, pretty toes comments have been posted…it scared me there for a bit that maybe I was the only one to see that…

  22. aquasaline says:

    The car in the bathroom up top doesn’t even phase me..

  23. Whoa. I shouldn’t have looked at that last picture so soon before bed. I believe that nightmares will be my fate.

  24. okay, 1) car in the bathroom:
    Most likely, this is a garage with a tile floor. Super nice? Absolutely. Completely insane? Also absolutely. Imagine what will happen to that beautiful floor the first time someone drops a wrench or spill some oil. As a survivor of the real estate industry, I can assure you, that some people do indeed tile their garage. Heck, I’ve even seen carpet in a garage.

    2) toenail polish. Er, yeah, I don’t have an explanation for that, but I like CJ’s “cyborg” explanation. And I’d rather have this happen than Max’s tendency to try and sit on my lap while I do my–er, business.

    And I hereby claim this post for all the ___ ‘n racks nuffers. Not that I am one, mind…

  25. soxfan413 says:

    LOVE the pup in the terlit. I’m mostly wondering what word is on the tank there, ending in Y, and what that black band is across the guy’s other knee. So many questions.

  26. the mascara snake says:

    There’s no mystery. Those ain’t man-legs. I should know — I went to women’s college.

  27. Alexandria says:

    Looks like it’s a dude… There’s the original posting.

    Is that a dog in your pants, or are you just happy to see me?

  28. DreamspinnerCheryl says:

    Am I the only one who noticed the lack of underwear in photo #2? And is that a toilet behind those hairy legs? I don’t think so-it’s straight across the front. And who on earth lets someone in the bathroom with them, with a CAMERA, no less? Totally weirded out here……..

  29. wannadance says:

    i think it’s man laigs and man feet fer shure. i went to a coed college, but i had a lot of fun and studied anatomy in several ways. big difference between the sexes, pretty much all over, like adam’s apple, pelvis ratio, achilles tendens and of course what i recall best from Rice. did retain some french, calculus and how to drink martinis from a thermos in the back of the room and not get caught. and how to hang a wooden K & E

  30. wannadance says:

    sorry: slide rule from my belt. how to look totally exhausted from the 75 calculus probs i was supposed to have worked when really, all the buzzed out engineers skinny dipped in a pool and grabbed girls in desperation.

    maybe i shoulda stayed there instead of transferring to UT for jr/sr/ma and most of PhD

    i am one of those people who could go to college forever…

  31. wannadance says:

    cheryl: there is underwear, it’s just covered with puppies..maybe the guy set up his own camera and maybe is’ a bidet…wooo, i really want a bidet and to learn 5 more languages before the grim reaper comes. maybe i can tell jokes in macedonian or something. unless it
    s yugoslavian or greek…

  32. If you look at the link posted by Alexandria, you’ll see that it is a man, and he isn’t sitting on a toilet (hence the lack of underwear and porcelain). He dropped his pants because of the wound on his leg, and his dog thought the pants were warm and comfy.

  33. martha in mobile says:

    Really, peeps, let it go. If it’s a man with polish or a woman who hasn’t shaved, who cares? Why is it so important that women shave their legs? What diff does it make if men paint their toes? It’s just a cute puppy curled up teh warm.

  34. @martha in mobile: AMEN!!!

  35. Queen of Dork says:

    He seems to be wearing camos. Although not the camos recently given to our men and women deployed. Perhaps he is a vet from days gone by? Or maybe not. But if he is, we owe him thanks gigantically. Memorial day is approaching and I will always love my dad, Maj. Turner, for his sacrifice to his family when he served in the U.S. Army and for his dedication to his country. No one can ever take away my pride for him for that. He is now buried in Arlington Cemetery in VA, USA.

  36. but, but @Martha in mobile…it is so much more interesting to focus on trivialities like this instead of big grim realities
    for example: “how to we solve world hunger” –> hard, not much fun
    “do you have a puppy in your pants or are you just happy to see me”–>easy, fun

  37. Michele says:

    Ok, does anybody care to explain the silver nail polish?

  38. kibblenibble says:

    I love it all! The strangeness, the comments, NOMTOM putting it all together for us…I am happy! 😀

  39. Sure is disappointing to see the sexist undertone of some of the comments here. I didn’t think gender ambiguity was something that people actually freaked out about anymore. Especially from something on the Internet, of all places. Honestly. You all must be new to the web, if this is so shocking.

    I’m more intrigued by the car behind the puppy’s toilet.

  40. @martha, Tink, and Reed, right on!

  41. fifthsonata says:

    @Reed –
    Don’t take what’s on here so seriously. This is cuteoverload, not a political rally. I know I don’t speak for everyone else, but I’m just joking around. Hell, my Dad used to let me paint his toenails.

  42. @Reed, you may be new to CO if you don’t recognize the lightness of tone.

  43. Speaking of commentroversy, random juxtapositions and camoflauge, NTMTOM, have you or any of the gang heard from Theo? Hope he’s doing well…

  44. When we rafted on the Pigeon River last summer, our raft guide had painted toenails — bright blue. Big, burly guy with nothing ladylike about him. I had to ask about the blue toes, and he said that when your feet are in water all day, every day, the nails tend to get disgusting fungus infections. The polish helped combat that. So maybe puppy-guy has an outdoors/lifeguard/rafting type job?

  45. dropacat says:

    women don’t have to shave their legs to be women. women have hair too, and if they don’t feel like wasting time shaving it off for mainstream, perhaps oppressive standards, then great for them.

  46. Linda Stuart says:

    A ferret will use your drawers as a hammock too.

  47. Queen of Dork says:

    Hahahaha! I didn’t even notice the nail polish until I came back on here and read some of the comments. That reminds me of Rocky Horror Picture Show somehow. Also, the guy looks like he has an owie. I didn’t notice the bandages at first either. The dog looks really comfy.

  48. toehawk says:

    yup, women have body hair and men can wear nail polish. also, gender is complex. *nods* +1 to dropacat etc. i think although people were speaking jokingly, people are genuinely confused/weirded out by the hairy legs/painted toenails thing, which is worth picking up on, i think.

    i’m more curious about what’s going on in the first pic, tbh. some sort of…painted mini-toilet in front of a car?! with a puppy in? is it just a flowerpot thing? so many questions.

  49. Queen of Dork says:

    Yeah. What’s up with the car? These pictures are kind of strange. Which I LOVE!

  50. Queen of Dork says:

    Okay. I’m about to piss off a bunch of female peeps here. But guess what? I don’t have to shave my legs because strangely, hardly any hair at all grows on them. *ducks and runs*

  51. Well my husband had to shave his legs a couple of years ago (long story) and decided he liked the feel of no hair on his legs and kept shaving. me I don’t shave during winter months unless I have to wear pantyhose. So the guy wears nail polish so what?

    But I don’t agree with NTMTOM, I think first photo is the wrong method, putting poor puppy in toilet getting a wet bottom, second puppy looks much more comfy.

  52. Yes I know it’s a fake toilet. that is actually the only thing I find weird in these pictures. Who would want a flower pot shaped as a toilet? Then again I don’t like pink plastic flamingos either.

  53. Queen of Dork says:

    Well, sorry to talk about something so mundane as the weather but I just went outside and I’m kinda freaking out over here. It’s FREEZING! In late May in the Mojave desert!? WTF?! Okay it’s not REALLY freezing, it’s 53 degrees but after 10 years in the desert my blood has thinned to almost water and anything below 70 feels really, really cold. Sorry about that random comment. I’m glad it’s still cold here! I like it. It’s just weird.

  54. mimzysmom says:

    I have seen people decorate an old toilet as a decoration when they have done house rennovations. They put flowers in the bowl. for a house warming party 🙂
    Glad I am not the only one wondering about the polish, I like the explanation about the feet in water all day. But I am picturing a guy laid up by a recovery for weeks, asking his significant other for snacks repeatedly, and while he dozes, he is treated to a pedicure . . . . .

  55. the toilet is fake, like isopor, plastic or something. =B and it’s in the garage, not the car in the bathroom…

    no idea why the toes…

  56. IAintYourFriend says:

    y r people worried about the mans feet? its a good thing he has nice feet! some females wish they had feet like that…so stop triippin..n thats not even the purpose of this photo… this kittie is 2 cute! 🙂

  57. Queen of Dork says:

    Maybe he’s just a big ole drag queen. Which would be great. I love drag queens. 🙂 I used to go watch them perform in bars when I lived in Seattle. They rocked. One called herself, Miss Kitty Litter. How cool is that?! There was also this male ballet company which I know the name of but can’t spell it so won’t try. But they wore tutus and toe shoes and one of them was named, Nevahsaynevah. Loving it! (Zorro snap in the Z formation! *snap, snap, snap, snap*)

  58. IAintYourFriend says:

    i mean dog…wooow…lol

  59. Posting photos of people sitting on the john are not very cute. Please don’t post any more. TY

  60. wannadance says:

    oh, that’s only one dawg. i thought it was a mess of puppies. polish or not, i bet that guy has trouble with shoes..

    i have to agree that people on the toilet, in actiom, is icky. there is a calvinist sidee to me, damn. it’s so embare-assing.

    learned a lot from this post. useless but interest. would like to know color of polish, too…

  61. Queen of Dork says:

    Wannadance: Let’s make up a name for the polish. I’ve always thought I would be good at naming colors of sweaters for catalogs and such. Let’s call that particular color of nail polish Silver Bells.

  62. anonymous coward says:

    i will have to read all the comments (as usual , 260Oakley jumped out at my face as i scrolled down quickly — yes, you can quit your day job if you want!), but… huh… silver nail polish on a gentleman’s toenails???

    i can understand concrete dust in one’s hair, but nail polish on…???

    non sequitur! non sequitur!

  63. flutterbye says:

    Everybody’s looking at teh laigs and toe polish. I see cute puppeh akshons, espeshully Yorkula puppeh! Bright little eyses full of mischief and moist, black, button nosesicle! Gentle, playful *beep*!

  64. kibblenibble says:

    @faith: He’s not sitting on the john. Alexandria in comment #27 posted the link to flicker where the photo was originally posted with the following caption:

    “It’s not what it looks like. Or perhaps it is. My leg (as briefly pictured in the upper-left-hand corner) is gnarled up with road rash. I was sitting in a media chair with my pants down to ease the pain on my thigh. My dog, Bacca, decided the pants were amply warm, convenient, and inviting, so she crawled in. What? That’s not how you roll at your house? Don’t judge me.”

    *walks away, shaking head, remembering fondly how well Theo handled comment threads such as this one*

  65. Grammie Cool says:

    ALL pets love getting in empty pants – especially male pants. I think it smells like daddy and makes it a safe place. As to the cute toes – the polish is not silver, it’s a metallic blue-green, to match the rest of the army gear. Seems pretty brave to me. And I too have heard it helps combat (pun intended) nail fungus. Perhaps it’s all the rage in the Army these days – standard issue even ! I’ll have to ask some of my buds on Ft Stewart …

  66. coprogirl says:

    I’m with kibblenibble: I love the them of this posting (but them I ‘m a nurse, very oriented to la toilette), and how precious is it that our little ones are part of our basics: my pets have always visited me in my chapel, and it makes the experience more prosh on a daily basis.

  67. Queen of Dork says:

    Grammie Cool: So my naming it Silver Bells might not work. crap. Okay. I’ll try another name for a color. How about: Blue/green Mistyification? *you have to sigh after you say that name*

  68. @QoD Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo?

  69. Queen of Dork says:

    Theresa: THAT’S IT!

  70. Queen of Dork says:

    That caused me to crave the real thing.

  71. I live in southern California and toenail polish on guys is not unusual. I think it’s a water thing as a previous commenter alluded to. Guys I see with it usually have blue or black. Chrome/silver is my own usual toenail color – it goes with everything!

  72. O NO (he/she/or it) DI'UNT!!!!! says:

    wow CO really is the site that has everything.

    puppies, guys’ legs, gals’ legs, pedicures, REASONS behind pedicure choices,
    Swan Lake (traditional) and quasi Swan Lake.

    All I’m lacking is King Arthur clopping together “two empty ‘alves of coconuts” and the grubby peasant crying out “‘Elp, ‘elp, I’m being repressed” to his community.

    I say again: “Wow”.

    Not that Leslie, the other Leslie

  73. Queen of Dork says:

    Leslie, you crack me up! 🙂

  74. O NO (he/she/or it) DI'UNT!!!!! says:

    …..”I know you are, but what am I???”

    Tres Mature

    MWAH!! aka “Kissy-kissy poo”

  75. Madame X says:

    QoD, howzabout “Silver Seamist” for the nail polish? Or “Gunmetal Camo,” if we’re going for the macho surfer/Hog rider/Army brat crowd?

    I must say that the slightly odd and quirky vibe of these pics have elevated them beyond merely cute…

  76. Queen of Dork says:

    Madame X: I’m liking the Gunmetal Camo. Quite lovely. Or perhaps,Tiara Dreams?

  77. Does anyone else notice that this guys nails are painted?

  78. Queen of Dork says:

    Good grief. I have to turn off my computer to let it cool off. This can’t be normal. I hate this stupid thing. Bye.

  79. DreamspinnerCheryl says:

    Oh, Angela-!!SNRK!! Catch up, honey. QOD-I vote for Gunmetal Camo. And, honestly, I have absolutely no problem with painted male nails, or unshaved female legs. Having been a hospital nurse for thirteen years, I’m not bothered by bathrooms, either. However, I am a bit uneasy at the thought of bathroom photography, and more than a bit turned off by underwearless “commando” attire. (And, yes, I now know the real story. Thanks for the clarification!) Rock on, Polished Toenails Guy! Hope the road rash healed well.

  80. Queen of Dork says:

    Oh my gosh, DreamspinnerCheryl: You are a nurse?! Wow! You are a fantastically special person. It takes such an amazing person to be a nurse!

  81. emmberrann says:

    @260oakley FTW.

  82. @Theresa – I went to a gay club last night with some amazonian drag queens and they looked a lot like that. Why do all gay men dance better than me?!

  83. Grammie Cool says:

    Me too, Gunmetal Camo it is ! (And I went to the Flikr link & find that the dude is from Gainesville, GA, so he probably is Army.)

  84. I could probably come up with 1 million reasons why this man might be wearing toe nail polish.

    It looks like someone turned a toilet into a planter and brought it into their job at the car dealership to show it off. Then, someone thought it would be cute to put a puppy inside it and take a picture! Am I right??

  85. Mary (the first) says:

    I also vote for Gunmetal Camo as the polish name. But I actually came here hoping for a new post.. only to be disappointed.. did the CO staff leave town or something? I’ve become very spoiled and dependent on CO. I admit it.

  86. Tigress says:

    Mary (the first)

    So you are telling us you are CO-dependent? giggle.

  87. The car is behind the toilet because the toilet is a fundraiser for ‘flushing cancer away’ in a Ford Dealership’s showroom hahaha.

  88. @Theresa and QoD; your vids made me crave this one…..

  89. Queen of Dork says:

    Saffron: Very cool! I had never seen that before. Thanks for that! 🙂
    Also, a reason why the guy might have the polish on his nails is something that made me think of my daughter and her dad. When she was a little girl, she used to like to put barrets and bows in daddy’s hair and he would sit patiently and allow his little girl to “do” his hair. Maybe that’s what happened with this guy’s toes. Or maybe he’s a big ole drag queen.

  90. Jordan Williamson says:

    LOL. My cat is Al-ways following me into the bathroom. She’ll weave around my ankles for a while but she doesn’t do this. X D

  91. Queen of Dork says:

    Hey you guys, since we’re just kind of chatting here…sometimes I’ll be doing just the most routine thing (this just happened) and I’ll look over at my cat and he’ll be staring at me with this total expression on his little face like, “what in the hell are you doing now, you weirdo?!” Hahahahahaha! It always cracks me up when he does that! Then I have to hug and kiss him. 🙂

  92. Madame X says:

    That’s a sweet story about your daughter and her dad, QoD!!! The fact that sometimes things don’t work out between moms and dads doesn’t mean they don’t both love their children very, very much…

  93. O NO (he/she/or it) DI'UNT!!!!! says:

    (waving to everybody)

    Hey Q — INCOMING

    (aka) check yer email, k?

    love ya, from moi

  94. Always love to see the unusual places pups choose to curl up for a nap! And expect to spend the rest of the evening…

  95. Queen of Dork says:

    Madame X: Yes, that’s quite true. Things were really, really (physically) not good between her dad and myself but the two of them were always close. And now, he and I can talk to each other over the phone and be civil and I know that he really loves his baby although he can’t see her. Also, my daughter and I are actually closer than ever with his side of the family now.

  96. 260Oakley says:

    Nice to know there are still some Teddy Boys left in London. Keep your pecker up, lad!

  97. 260Oakley says:

    Whoops! Commented on the wrong post! You may find that funny if you apply it to the next post…

  98. One of our cats used to do this with my partner … he just loved being with his dad anywhere, anytime

  99. angelcake says:

    Male or female, at least their feet are cleaned up and in good shape to wear flipflops.

    What kind of puppy is the first dog? So adorable.

  100. wannadance says:

    what a great mess ‘o; commets..sorry for typos. i have just recovered twenty five of my vision per surgery. still not good but better…

    the ballet makes my heart hurt.

    in ‘bully eliott’, at the very end, he jumps in a huge perfect breathtajing leap and i gasp. itensely masculine but in a ballet outfit, sorta. gotta go watch it againk you tybe.
    too late to type…

  101. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    Wannadance: Congratulations! That’s great news about your vision!

  102. About the whole manly legs/womanly feet thing… I saw it too and, to me, it had little to do with the nail polish. I have known plenty of men to wear finger or toe nail polish for any or no reason. I just thought the feet themselves were very feminine – long and slender, rather lovely actually – and I was wondering (bemoaning?) why that man has nicer lady feet than I do.

  103. Hon Glad says:

    I was going to add to the comments, but my cat had other ideas. A bit of cat like
    typing, exiting with his foot on the off button.
    He doesn’t know where the off button is, does he?

  104. Gigi, what’s WRONG with plastic flamingos? In my area there’s a company that will flamingo your whole lawn while you’re not watching. Or you can pay them to not flamingo your lawn. You pays your money and you takes your choice.

  105. O NO he (she/it) DI-unt says:

    adding my congrats to wannadance!!! Hip, hip & Yippppeeeee!!!!! to ya!!!!

  106. wannadance says:

    thanks yall…

  107. Dogs & Bogs?

  108. There are actually quite a few men who wear nail polish. (I’m not one of them, as I’m not a man. But I am wearing metallic gold polish on my toes.)

    ANYWAY, a discussion of this took place in 2008 on

    Brands of polish aimed at men include BB Nail Polish and Man Glaze. But for plain old silver, I’d just go to the drugstore or order online, for Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Celeb City Frost.

  109. Shannon says:

    As an avid Eddie Izzard fan, I’ve got no problem with the nail polish, but it is natural for people to be curious!

  110. d0rkygal says:

    – i think the shininess of the car and the reflection of the tile on the door + nice tiling = car dealership. and the “toilet” could be a quirky flower vase. and hey, someone browsing the cars could’ve brought the pup 🙂

  111. hooiskellie says:

    i am intrigued by the nail polish and the apparent lack of underoos. and if this person is not wearing underoos, i’m a little grossed out by the pup being all up in their shorts.

  112. YAY, my obsessive nail polish hoarding finally becomes useful. First of all, there are guys who like to wear nail polish. Not really a big deal, but anyway… there’s a brand called BB Couture for Nails. Really awesome brand. They also make a polish line called BB Couture for Men… they’re basically darker, non-pink polish colors with masculine names (such as “Grenade” and “45 Caliber”). I don’t know for sure, but the color on his toes looks a lot like one of the colors in the Men line. In fact, it looks a hell of a lot like 45 Caliber.

    I wish it were acceptable for guys to wear nail polish. I would be stoked if my boyfriend took care of his nails and toes the way this guys does… that manicure is beautiful. Girls, don’t you think it would be nice if fewer guys had nasty feet?

  113. Grammie Cool says:

    Heck, I’d just be happy if fewer guys were nasty ! LOL !

  114. Melissa says:

    Hehe, I always paint my toenails this color. They are painted exactly like his right now 😉 A friend of mine’s mom works for a company that sells dishwashers and the like, and I’m not sure why but she was given a bunch of free nail polish with “dishwasher themed” names for all the colors, and she gave me some. Its by O.P.I and the color is called “Rinse Charming” lol. Its pretty much exactly the same color as the toes in the picture.

  115. umm. cute puupy. and can you do my nail blue also.

  116. Okay…Olaf has gun metal blue nail polish on his toes?

  117. yumyumjanitor says:

    Here’s an idea. Be of big mind and throw gender stereotypes away.

  118. Its a guys legs, his flickr name is olaf he painted his toenails for a joke and he is straight as there are pics of his wife and kid and him. Mystery solved still weird.

  119. Bat-Snake says:

    It’s time for the sister category to Cats ‘n Racks:
    Pups in Pants