Parson Russell Terriers are highly energetic dogs that love to play games and need plenty of room to run around in. When it comes to potty training, these pups tend to be strong-willed and are prone to misbehave at the drop of a hat. However, with careful, dedicated hard work, you can train your pup to use the yard outside as his person potty instead of that section of your living room carpet. One of the keys to training a Parson Russel Terrier is to establish yourself as the leader of the pack right from the beginning.
The job at hand is to take an unruly puppy who seems to think that anywhere in your house is the perfect place for him to leave his mark and teach him where is actually appropriate. No one wants to come home to a puddle in the middle of the kitchen floor or worse yet, a big pile of poop in the middle of the living room carpet. Like most breeds, you will get far better results by using positive reinforcement training methods instead of yelling at him or punishing him when he makes a mess.
You can start training your pup at any time, starting at the age of 8 to 12 weeks. Your pup is at his learning best when he is at this age, while his brain is still growing. Remember to praise him and give him treats when he gets it right. But do not punish him when he gets it wrong. Also, do not punish him or yell at him when you find a mess in the house, he won't have a clue why you are yelling at him. You need a few things to help you out with the training:
Beyond this, you will need a lot of time, energy, and patience along the way if you want your pup to master the very important skill.