Before I seriously just leave this website for good, Just making a quick statement
-The advice I gave was actually what I taught my first dog, Worked fine. A boxer with total control on behavior, she was great! She listened to everything I said, She walked amazingly, She lived a happy life until forming cancer.. Anyway, I learned to scold at dogs for peeing and it never fired back at me, if it does then, awww thank you for the before-advice. But it hasn't since '97! So, I don't know what type of things people learned in this generation, but I was taught my way and my way only.. Just because you guys said "Oh don't scold" doesn't mean I'm going to listen because I was taught this and it always worked.
I never used a crate, As i said don't need to. Not everybody needs to 'crate' train. I don't even clicker train, oops. I guess i need puppy training because I make my own decisions for my OWN dogs.
My advice was to scold between peeing.. I'm not saying omg hit your dog quick! and you did point out if I did say when you come back home scold, but that was a mistake and i apologize for that.
Its funny how you say, I'm messing up my dogs. Thanks ! When i clearly wrote my dogs are house trained lol. good job with the comeback.
Now a bit advice on HUMAN PERSONALITIES :::: if you want people to agree with your post/statements/opinions please write this in a friendly matter and not try to attack anyone. Just for the future. Because try that in 'REAL LIFE' and you will get told so fast..
I wish i can literally delete my whole entire page but can't.
-Now i am FULLY leaving.
I must say this is a completely negative attitude, both in general and when it comes to dog training.
When we train our dogs, we need to understand why they are doing a certain behaviour, if your dogs are doing the right behaviour, then great, if your dogs are doing the wrong behaviour, find out WHY, and then attack the problem. I imagine it this way; If I have a serious physical problem that I know about (and is treatable), do I simply use pain killers to get rid of the pain? no, I attack the underliying issue regardles of what it is.
The same is true of our dog. The OP's dog, has an issue of ONLY peeing inside, this is INCORRECT behaviour and the root cause of it, is that the OP has inadvertantly taught the dog to only go to the toilet inside, by using pee pads (bad pee pads!!!!). Now, the op needs advice on how to train his dog out of this mode, and not simply scold the dog, for a behaviour that the OP has encouraged.
Before getting so defensive on a subject, try to see that people on this forum are trying to HELP YOU AND YOUR DOG by giving upto date advice and not simply tossing you ideas that "Worked for them". If your dogs are perfectly trained and completely obedient and you see no reason to grace us with your presence on this forum any longer, then I wish you the best in your future. However if you would like to stick around and expand your knowledge for YOUR OWN SAKE and the sake of YOUR DOG, then please try to be a little more respectful of other peoples knowledge and experience. If you dont agree with something, try to offer evidence, rather than saying "Thats what worked for me" because the majority of the time, it wont work for other people.
Now in order to address the issues of the OP, I will simply re-iterate what has already been said by some very knowledgable people on this forum, and explain why it is important.
1. Crate your puppy overnight.
Dogs HATE going to the toilet where they sleep, so if they are confined to a small area, they are more likely to hold it until morning. Once you do this, take your puppy out in the morning and take it straight to the spot where it is suppose to "Go". repeat this EVERY morning.
2. Tether your puppy to you during the day.
If your puppy is tied to you, you can see when it needs to go, and promptly take it outside, or if it goes when you dont realise, you can spot it, and interupt it abruptly. Try not to scare your dog, but make a noise so it thinks "WHAT THE **** WAS THAT?"
3. get rid of the pee pads.
They cause more harm than good and just make your home smell of amonia (to your dog). Make sure to get some odur newtraliser, so as to break down the amonia, from when you dog does go in the house.
4. Dont scold your dog, at all.
The reason NOT to scold, is two fold. Firstly, your dog may not make the association of going to the toilet, with the the scolding (especially if any amount of time has passed, for example a few moments), and secondly, even if he does, he may not realise that your only shouting at him for going inside, he might think that going to the toilet AT ALL is bad, and so will hide it from you (this is the worst case because if you cant find "accidents" and clean them promptly, your house will be covered in germs, which is no good for anyone).
5. (personal suggestion) Try leaving a few urine soaked tissues, in the spot (outside) where you want your dog to go.
This may or may not work, but if your dog smells the amonia from the tissues, he will automatically think that he needs to go. This is the same premise that pee pads use, so may work well for your dog, if he is already used to using pee pads.
6. VERY REGULAR toilet trips outside.
Until your pup realises he is suppose to go outside, you must take him outside VERY freaquently, and especially if you know he really needs to go, do not bring him into the house WAIT and wait, and wait, and wait, until he DOES go outside, until he cant hold it any longer, and when he goes, have treats and hugs and kisses ready. Hopefully this will lead him to believe that toileting outside is not only ok, but is fantastic!!!
I wish you the best of luck in your potty training.