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hi, my puppy finally got all her shots and i've been taking her outside to learn leash walking. i've been timing her potty times so that she starts going outside (transitioning from wee pads), but have been unsuccessful - she simply holds it and is eager to come back inside to use her wee pads. this is not good, because her anxiety to get back is damaging our loose leash training. how should i go about this? should i pick her up when i see her go to her wee pad and take her outside? or will she just eventually go? iv'e sat with her also, but she just holds it. any advice? thanks everyone.
 

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Have you tried taking the wee pads outside with you? If you can get her to use them outside (and praise her for doing so), then, over a period of weeks, you can cut one in half and then 1/4, making them smaller and smaller until she's weeing on the ground.
 

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We took a used wee pad outside and left it there and then went from ground zero to taking the pup outside at least every two hours and letting him get used to going outside. We started this at about ten weeks. He is almost 4 months old now and hasn't had an accident in at least a week, probably more. He did have a spot where our former girl had accidents but we used "No More Marking" by Nature's Miracle and the puppy is no longer interested in doing his business in the house, anyplace.

Just be patient; it will happen, the dog will get the idea and get housebroken.
 

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i haven't tried taking the wee pad outside, though i really wouldn't want to... i live in manhattan, so it would really be a pain. thanks. however, that being said, if she's not going in a week or so, i'll do it.
 

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You will probably have to get rid of the pads so as to not confuse the dog; once the pads are done with, there isn't much going back.

You will just have to scoot the puppy outside as fast and often as you can and use the crate as necessary.
 

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Get on a schedule. Figure out when she is most likely to go and then just stay out there until she goes. Make sure you stay out there until she goes. When she does reward with a high value treat. No need to take away the pad or take it outside. My dog was trained to use both and we also live in the city. Is she crate trained?
 

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You will probably have to get rid of the pads so as to not confuse the dog; once the pads are done with, there isn't much going back.

You will just have to scoot the puppy outside as fast and often as you can and use the crate as necessary.
i tried that. she just went on the floor where the pad was. :(

Get on a schedule. Figure out when she is most likely to go and then just stay out there until she goes. Make sure you stay out there until she goes. When she does reward with a high value treat. No need to take away the pad or take it outside. My dog was trained to use both and we also live in the city. Is she crate trained?
yes, she's crate trained.
 

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If she is crate trained then once you have a schedule down of when she is most likely to go then I would take her out at these times. Walk briskly outside if she doesn't go in 10 minutes bring her back in but do not give her a chance to go anywhere but into her crate. Keep her in the crate for 20 minutes or if she starts whining to go out to pee take her out again and keep repeating this process until she goes. She will go eventually and when she does reward like crazy.

Also your dog is not pad trained yet, she is trained for a particular spot. Pad trained dogs can go on the pad no matter where you put it.
 
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