Crate Training/potty training-Questions

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Crate Training/potty training-Questions

Post by VICKIE » Sun, 18 Jul 1999 04:00:00



My sister just got a Jack Russel Terrier, 7 months old, named Sadie.  If the
puppy stayed at her house while she was at her job, she(the puppy) would be in
her crate for 10 hours a day.  I do not feel like this is fair to the dog, so I
have volunteered to watch the dog while she is at work.  The problem comes in
here:  She will have to bring Sadie to my house in the mornings, where I will
watch her and try to "potty-train" her.  My question is:  Will there be a
problem when it comes to potty-training Sadie because she will be bounced from
my house for 10 hours of the day, to my sister's house until the next morning?
If so, how can I make the problem non-existent without becoming the owner of
the dog?  Sadie has no problem going into her crate on her own, and is just
fine when she is in her crate so I don't think actually crate training her will
be a priority.  Also, could anyone give me some pointers or suggestions on how
to potty train Sadie, like when to let her out and stuff like that?  I have
heard that you have to put them on a strict schedule and any suggestions in
that area would help also.  I have been researching online about these things,
and am looking for other opinions on what is the best thing to do.  As you can
tell, I've never had to raise a puppy, and any and all suggestions are welcome!
 I have been around animals my whole life(but they were outside animals so
potty-training was never an issue).  Thank-you a whole bunch in advance!  
                                            Jenifer