I have had dogs most of my life. mixed breed, beagles chihuahua's, more mixed breed, and finally these two. Shadowbell and Mr. Jaxx. These two are siblings, but you wouldn't know it to look at them. Shadow is 7.5 lbs and Jaxx is 12+ lbs. They given to me by a very nice lady. I met their mom and dad. They are full blooded Chihuahuas. These two however look like maybe a pit bull jackrussell terrier mix got in the yard and got her. They are socialized and very friendly very loving and affectionate, but the two problems I have is on the leash I just can't get them to settle down and walk they want to run and strain at the leash.
The biggest problem is house training. I'm 62 years old and have potty trained all my dogs. These two just won't. In the beginning I took them out every hour more or less. I figured the incidents to be accidents. Now they will go to the door and set up like they do when I give them a treat to ask to go outside. I let them out they stay anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes come back in the house and within 5 minutes both will go pee and defecate . I try to catch them in the act scold and take back out. Over and over. They are now 6 months old and it just seems to be getting work
Any advice is welcome. Please no sales pitches for expensive training courses or painful devices to aid in the training.