Hi there, As a new member, Im hoping that someone can perhaps kindly help with a dilemma I have. Phoebe a whippet/bedlington cross was confirmed pregnant on christmas eve and we are hoping to give one of the pending puppies a loving home. She lives in a terraced house just round the corner and we also live in a terraced house with a large patio partly paved and partly small stones outside but with two parks in spitting distance, one is a little one at the end of our street, and pitville park in cheltenham is a lovely huge one with a lake, only minutes away. We are happy that we can overcome the lack of garden with these resources on a longer term basis, and have regularly looked after a rescue lurcher,but Im concerned about the initial toilet training as until injections etc we cant really take any chances with contact outside of home so once he has learned to go in a designated area in the kitchen and we are familiar with the pattern we will need to teach the puppy that outside is the place. I wonder if anyone has any practical advice on this. Do we perhaps designate a specific spot and put down a mulched area for example as we dont want her to see hard surfaces as the place to go or the patio ultimately. Any help would be appreciated.