I am new here! Have just adopted a 7 year old jack Russell, Rosie. She is a lovely very sweet natured dog, perhaps a little on the timid side which is probably to be expected after having at least 3 owners that I know of.
Anyhow, the only prob I am having so far (apart from her being severly underweight but that's a whole other issue!) is that she is not house trained at all.
I have been watching her for signals but obviously I am missing them, so I am just taking her outside at key times, say 30 min after food and before I go out, howver this is not catching all the toilet times and there have been a few accidents so far.
So, best tips for toilet training a 7 year old dog? I go back to work in a week so she will be alone for 4 full days per week. Happy to look into a penned off area of the house or let her roam. Also can use a doggy pad as I don't think she will old on. Ideally I would like for her to let me know she needs to go out by barking, but I dontbthink she has the confidence to do this.
If you made it this far, thank you!