Re: HousetrainingPosted by: Leslie Hemsing
Posted on: November 03, 2002 at 20:27:35
In Reply to: Housetraining
: I just wanted to let Jackie Woodward know that not ALL the terriers take longer to housetrain. Our JRT will be 6 mths. Nov. 8 and he was fully housetrained by 5 mths. He used to leave his present if we didn't see him at the door, but now he whines and barks at the door to get our attention. In all fairness, we pretty much respond quickly so he holds it till we let him out. I was nervous when people told me it could take a year to housetrain which is why I was so impressed by how early he learned, but I was home all day to do the 15-20 min. relief time and I take him out on a leash every time. So your little guy may do well. Don't despair and have lots of patience.
Thank you for sharing your experience. I've no doubt your being home all day has contributed to his progress as has your consistency and patience.
A "year" is a guideline -- it is not meant to cause despair or nervousness in a new puppy owner. The house training suggestions offered on this website are tried and true; whether or not our pets are housetrained sooner rather then later is, ultimately, up to us.