I have only had my puppy a month now. She is 12 weeks old, and was almost 100% house broken within a week of getting her. But all of the sudden she has selected one room in the house to go to the bathroom in. She is constantly being taken outside (the same as when she was trained) and might go, might not, but either way she high tails it in to her spot and makes her mess. I've cleaned that room top to bottom, there is no scent in there. And re-training her seems SO difficult this time. She used to let me know ehn she had to go, but now she just deals with it on her own.
She's a Jack Russell Terrier, and I've read they are extremely difficult to house break. Is this what was meant by that? I'd appreciate ANY advice!
I am having the same problem with my jackrussell. She is 12 wks old and she does good most days but others it is a struggle. Her favorite spot to poop is under our beds...if she can get away with it..i'm so stressed over it i don't think she will ever be housebroken.
I would try limiting access to those areas. Either keep the doors closed or use gates to block off the area. This will make it easier to spot the pup when it starts to look for a place to relieve its self so the pup can be taken outside in time. I never allow a dog that age to have free run of the entire house. I am having an on going battle with my husband's Rat Terrier, she will come back from being outside and promptly go on the floor in my bedroom or bathroom.I am beginning to believe some of the terrier breeds really are not house dogs. I have met so many people who are having the same problems no matter what the dog's age.
I am having the exact same issues! I got my pup at 10 weeks old - and she would let me know when she wanted out! Now she is not so good about it, and spot pees all over the place - it is driving me nuts. My pup looks to be part jack russel, maybe that has something to do with our similiar issues!
Don't give up! 12 weeks is really early to say that they are house broken. Its just going to take more training. Supervise her at all times when she's in the house and remember that she will probably have to go every 2 hours or so right now. The best way to train them is to catch them before they do it. Just the repetition of going outside will eventually sink in. Praise her when she goes outside and give her a treat, telling her "good potty" or whatever your word is for "doing your business". Keep her on a rigid schedule of eating, playing, and pottying. Dogs are creatures of habit, so if you get her on a schedule she will eventually need to go about the same time every day. That also allows you to anticipate when she needs to go so that you can set her up for success. Good luck! And always be positive!