Jack Russell Potty Training

by Trish

Not sure what else to do. I have tried all these ideas and am at the end of my rope. I have a 6 month old jack. She is not my first puppy as i have had at least 6 during my life, all large breed. She is my first small breed. Anyway, I bring her out about 4 times an hour. She does not pee in her crate but I must keep her leash tied to me. This morning I got up, took her out side, let her do her business. Then walked her around an extra 5 or 10 minutes. When she starts to play with sticks inside we go. We arent even inside for 10mins and she pooped on my floor. She also will run to the door an pee as I'm running to get her out when she is not tied to me. My last puppy, a great dane was house broken in 8 days. I know that I know what I'm doing but I am running out of patience.

Editor Suggestion on how to Potty Train a Jack Russell

Hi Trish,

It sounds like you're really trying your best to housebreak your Jack Russell puppy, and I understand how frustrating it can be when it doesn't seem like progress is being made. Here are a few suggestions that might help with the situation:

Establish a consistent schedule: While you're taking her out frequently, it might help to set a consistent schedule for her bathroom breaks. This includes after waking up, before bedtime, and after meals or playtime. This can help her understand when it's time to go outside to do her business.

Reward immediately: Make sure you're praising and rewarding her as soon as she eliminates outdoors. This will help her understand that going outside to do her business is a positive experience.

Watch for signs: Keep an eye on her for any signs that she needs to go, such as sniffing, circling, or squatting. If you notice any of these behaviors, immediately take her outside.

Use enzymatic cleaner: Clean up any accidents with an enzymatic cleaner to remove the smell completely. This helps prevent her from being attracted to the same spot for future accidents.

Consider using a bell: Train her to use a bell or other signal when she needs to go outside. This can help her communicate with you when she needs to go out, giving you more time to respond and prevent accidents.

Be patient and persistent: Smaller breeds can sometimes take longer to housebreak, so it's important to stay patient and consistent with your training. Keep in mind that every dog is different, and it may take a bit more time for your Jack Russell to become fully housebroken.

Consult a professional: If you continue to struggle with housebreaking your puppy, consider seeking the help of a professional dog trainer or behaviorist to address the issue.

Remember, every dog is different, and it's important to be patient and consistent in your training efforts. With time and persistence, your Jack Russell puppy will learn the appropriate behavior.


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