Hello Jane, I hope that you are well. I wonder if you could please help us with Monty our Manchester Terrier. He is 9 months, we have had him since 4 months. He has not been house trained prior to coming to us, despite coming from an official breeder. We have trained him and he will ask to go out during the day. He has a lunchtime walk and usually a late evening walk. He does 'both' businesses during both walks. Overnight, he was settling and had a handful of 'dry' nights a couple of months ago however he seems to be getting worse and worse, he deposits 2 or 3 soilings and 2 wees. Sometimes these will be on puppy pads but he is also just as likely to use the floor or sofa. It seems as though he is punishing us for leaving him downstairs on his own. Last night, he was let out twice just before bed but as my Husband put the gate up at the door, he squatted immediately. Help, what are we doing wrong!! Thank you very much, Melissa PS we have also tried varying feed times, reducing to one meal a day and crate training.
We tried crate training when we first had him but he messed in the crate and spread it round the bars every night.
He is not contained in a crate overnight. He has the lounge to himself, a comfortable bed by a warm radiator and blankets. The lounge door is closed and there is a child gate in place.
Yes, he has passed his basic training and is quite quick to learn. He will sit, wait, leave etc
Hehas been fine all day long , when we are in and when we are out until very recently. Over the last week or so he has started to mess if he is left on his own ( never for more than 3 hours) and even once when I was in the kitchen.
Yes, we have caught him in the act squatting
No, he has not been dewormed lately
He has also had bad wind although this seems to happen with any food that is not raw
The floor is immediately cleaned with Dettol wipes. I also mop the floow once a day with weeaway and wooden floor cleaner. The sofa covers are also sprayed with wee away...