House Training a Jack Russell Puppy
I have a concern with my new puppy. I've had her 2 weeks and she is so far amazing! When I am home she goes outside for the toilet and is now able to run outside on her own to go. We have very few accidents when I am there. However, a recent and unexpected change in living situation in the house means that at the moment she is left at home whilst I am at work. I have sought vet advice and they stress as long as puppy knows you are coming home and is in a routine this is fine. But I am concerned about the mixed messages she is getting regarding the toilet.
She was cage trained whilst younger, but as she sleeps there, I do not want to leave her in her cage whilst im at work...she is too high energy. She is used to puppy pads but only in the cage, so I have put one by the door where she would go outside. However she is not really using it. She may use it once but then I find little presents elsewhere in the room.
I know she will never be able to wait all day for the toilet whilst I am away, and I always take her out just before I leave and as soon as I get back. But does anyone have any advice for getting her to use the toilet just in one place. I am reluctant to leave her cage out as I need to train her out of the cage.