The foster basset I had a few weeks ago and I reached an agreement. It was cold outside and he didn't want to be out there. He would go outside and immediately pee on the first place he found. Then I'd let him back in. It was a beautiful thing. My Spaniel I've got doesn't seem to grasp this agreement at all. He will go out the door on command, but once he gets there, no matter how cold it is he will turn around and stare at me through the glass. He has no interest in relieving himself even if it's 20 degrees outside. I tried for the past 3-4 days to go out with him and as soon as he peed we made a bee line for the door like it was a big deal. I wanted him to associate peeing with going inside. Today I have a massive headache. He will go out the door, but refuses to pee outside instead he sits there in the cold staring at me waiting for me to let him in. I'd be glad to let him in, but since his last potty break was at 6 pm I don't think he wants to try holding it until 6 am and I don't want to get up in the middle of the night to let his doggy butt out. If I didn't know better I'd swear he's doing this to tick me off. The massive migraine doesn't make it any better.