Frustrated Parsons Russell owner

by David Tyers
(Farnham, UK)

I have a 5 month old Parsons Russell puppy. He refuses to learn to wee outside of the house. We have two other dogs who had both learned to do their business in the garden at this age. He seems incapable of grasping the basics and we just don't know what to do. Anyone have any tried and tested approaches? Many thanks, David

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Dec 14, 2011
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Routine, Patience and praise
by: Anonymous

I've had the same problems with my JRT, she's 11 months now and has only just stopped peeing in the house. Sometimes she'll still do it but it tends to be when she wants attention.

We started seeing success after we got another puppy, a Golden Retriever, that instinctively went outside. When Lottie saw the praise Max was getting she began to follow suit. The other thing I do, and I appreciate not everyone can do this as I work from home, is that I take them out every 2-3 hours. If they need to go before that they'll bark to let me know.

So in short, routine, patience and praise.

Good luck

Dec 09, 2011
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Frustrated Owner
by: Michael

My JRT had similar issues. it was like he could not hold it and had accidents all over the house. Finally, with lots of praise and encouragement, he began to ask to go outside. Just keep working with him and eventually he'll get it. Rusty is now 2 years old, and those days of frustration seem so long ago. The hard work was totally worth it as he has become a wonderful companion and friend!

Dec 09, 2011
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garden peeing
by: aj

Have you tried to go out with him on a leash and take him to the garden where you want him to pee?

Maybe tell him you go pee pee or potty or whatever term you use and betcha time after time he'll get it, load him up with treats too.

Dec 09, 2011
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garden peeing
by: aj

Have you tried to go out with him on a leash and take him to the garden where you want him to pee?

Maybe tell him you go pee pee or potty or whatever term you use and betcha time after time he'll get it, load him up with treats too.

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