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Not all dogs - especially young dogs - will give you any kind of signal when they need to go out. Some are not even aware of it themselves.

It is our responsibility to get them out at regular, reasonable intervals, to reward them extravagantly when the mission is accomplished and to remain calm when accidents happen.

I've never had to transition a dog from pads to outside potty breaks but I'm given to believe that it can be very challenging for everyone involved.

If she absolutely seems to have no control of her bowels and bladder, a focused vet visit is in order. Also, dogs from puppy mills, who are crated 24/7, often have no reservations about soiling themselves. They simply never had a choice. (You didn't say where you got the dog, so this may not be relevant.)
 
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