I'm with you on the outside training. All three of my kids (boys and girls) were taught to pee outside long before they used the potty chair. However, we live in on a farm...so its a no brainer. Why waste the water when you can fertilize
Daughter took 1 day. Very easy and she was ready. She was just over 2.
Son #2 was a bear. Took forever on the poo thing. Finally got it but he was 3 1/2.