Yes, we have concluded that Tessa will go potty away from the privacy and comfort of her own backyard. We're so proud. And relieved (pun sort of intended). There was even a single incident of said act being performed while on a leash! This is particularly good news given the likelihood that during our travels there will be multiple locations requiring "potty-while-on-leash" skills. We will continue to work on this until expert status is achieved. It is still not a quick activity. The real challenge has turned out to be distraction more than privacy. Dogs barking blocks away, birds singing, children laughing - this dog takes "Squirrel!!" to a whole new level. I need to learn the command for "FOcus" or get her some earmuffs. Then there's the sniffing. Same piece of turf she just covered a couple hours ago, but must check for signs of vermin. As a Wheaten Terrier I understand it is in her DNA, but Tessa got extra where her "squat-and-go" strands should have been! Damn good thing she's so cute.
|Stop typing and pet me|