Are you tired of coming home to puddles at the end of the workday? Worse yet, you follow your nose to the fresh pile of poop sitting on the living room rug. Accidents are a fact of life when you have puppies, but with proper potty training, you will soon be able to come home to dry floors and no more landmines on the rugs. Scotties are tough little dogs that tend to be more on the feisty side. They have a stubborn streak and tend to be fearlessly independent. This can make potty training a little more challenging than with many other breeds, but with time, effort, and patience, it will happen.
The task, hmm, let's see, the task. Ah yes, the task is to teach your Scottish Terrier to train your pup to do his business outside in a designated area of your yard instead of in the middle of your living room carpet. While this doesn't sound like it ought to be too hard, when you are dealing with a stubborn Scottie, it could easily become a battle of wills, if you let it. Your job is to remain patient and to keep working with your pup, going at his pace until he masters this very important skill.
You can start potty training your Scottie as soon as you bring him home. Most breeders will not allow new owners to pick up their pups until they are between 8 and 12 weeks of age. This is the perfect age to start working with them on potty training as well as other basic behaviors. To get started, you'll need a few things.
Along with these items, you need plenty of time to work with your pup and the ability to be patient and remain calm. No matter which method you decide to use, stick to it. Be consistent and your pup will master the fine art of peeing outside.