Hi there, and welcome! There are many people on here who are more expert than I, and who I know will be happy to offer you specific advice on your situation. For now, as someone who was a brand new and fumbling Havanese owner just over a year ago, I just wanted to offer you some encouragement. Just earlier today I was thinking how far we have come, my dog Benjamin and I, in terms of potty training. I think he was a rather slow learner in that regard, and I remember that when he was 4 or 5 months old, there was a point when I was resigned to the idea that he might not be reliable until he was 2 or 3 (years) old. Like your dog, a lot of the time he didn't seem to be giving me any signals, or at least I was not reading them. Now, at a year and a half, we have it down! He is trained to go both indoors and outdoors, and though he would prefer to go outside, sometimes when it is cold and dark I do not feel like taking him. (I do not have a fenced yard, so have to put on warm clothes, get the flashlight, get the leash, etc.) Just last night, he gave me "the look" indicating he had to go, and I said, "Aww, I'm tired buddy, go on the potty pad", and he did, just like that. Good boy! It took me a really long time to be able to read his signals, and believe me I know how stressful it is at first, but don't worry, you'll get it! Also, there are many people on here who are extremely helpful and knowledgeable, not to mention generous with sharing what they know, so ask away!