Hi - I'm hoping there are some city puppy owners out there who can help me. My boyfriend and I just got our new 3 month old Westie last Sunday, so he's been with us almost 1 week! Immediately, we wanted to start house training him. We live in a busy area outside of NYC. Our house is set back behind another house but the area in front of our house is mostly all concrete. There are parks in the area, but we can't take him there yet because he is not fully vaccinated. I work from home and have been diligent with taking him outside very often. The problem was that he was not always going even after being out for a very long time, especially #2. He also had issues with the leash. Recently we discovered if we unleash him he will go on our porch or around our front steps. This is fine as it is outside. At this stage he definitely does not associate going outside with the bathroom. He never gets excited when I tell him we are going out and generally tries to come back in. We praise him and give him treats when he goes outside. We are firm if he goes inside, and I try to watch him like a hawk. I'm wondering how others in the city handled house training. My concern with wee wee pads is that he will always think those are okay to use, and we want to discourage any indoor pottying. I was thinking it might start to get easier when he is vaccinated and get explore the area more, but I'm surprised by his general lack of interest in going out.