I have recently purchased a bichon x shih tzu puppy.
I pick him up from the breeder next week and he'll be about 8 weeks old.
I want to know if it's possible to train my little man that is ok to be inside with me sometimes but also go outside occasionally to play other then just for the potty?
Obviously he is a small gorgeous dog and he is an inside dog..which is great as i'd love nothing more then to have him inside with me 24/7 but I would also like to be able to have him outside for a few minutes of the day without me having to constantly supervise him. We live in a rental, the owner said it's fine if we have him inside or out as that is why she tiled the entire house not to mention she has her own small dog that she takes everywhere with her but the real estate prefers him to be outside.
My partner isn't too crash hot on the idea of having him inside all day either as he believes dogs should be outside as they are dogs but i'd love nothing more for him to be with me but I need to be considerate of other people esp coz it isn't my house. Is it possible to train a dog to do both so when I do have a house inspection he can be outside without getting upset?
Or is one or the other.
The only dog i've owned was when I lived with my parents and she was an outside dog.
Any help or advice appreciated.