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Training for inside and outside - how?

I live in the city and decided to train Ellie to use a pee pad in the house OR go outside when I took her out. I ended up finding the UGODOG, use it with a pad, and thus the inside is very easy for me.

This allows me to take her out for a walk or to play, but I have no specific schedule I need to follow and she simply pees and poops indoors - occasionally outside.

She is now 6 months old and "mostly" trained to the pads.

I'm now faced with a problem I didn't anticipate. What happens when I want to bring her to other people's houses? I don't want to arrive everywhere forever with my dog and a wee wee pad - and most of my friends wouldn't appreciate it very much either.

Any ideas about how I might get her oriented toward the outside? She seems not to be very interested at all although she loves to go for a walk, meet other dogs, etc.

I would like to be able to have her continue to use the pads in my house - but know that you have to use "outside" when you're in other houses.

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She is adorable!

Well, I would try the treat/heavy praise every time she goes outside, and if you have a good idea of her potty schedule by now, start at home taking her out and tell her 'go potty' or whatever training word you used to train her to the pads,

I find they learn very quickly. Gucci goes both on the pads and outside, but she is the opposite, she prefers the outdoors and will boycott the pad at my office and sometimes in hotels, she'll whimper and whine til' I figure it out to take her outside.

Just, when you go visit someone, take her out about 10 minutes after getting there (or sooner, even before knocking on the door) and bring her favorite treats to give her, they are super quick learners with the right *motivation*
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Teach her to go by command such as "go potty", "hurry up", or "find your spot". Only use one that you want to use.
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I found myself in the same position over the holidays. Lucy is trained to go on pup grass and outside. She prefers to go outside but refuses to go in the snow. The pup grass has been a blessing this winter.

We don't like to leave her home alone for very long so over the holidays we took her along with us to Thanksgiving at my aunts and Christmas at my boyfriends parents. I was so worried that she was going to potty in their houses, but she did fabulous. I took her before we went inside their homes and kept a very close eye on her. I also took her out every hour which I'm sure she found annoying since it was negative degrees and she isn't to interested in doing the deed in grass covered with ice. We didn't have any accidents though

We still have potty training issues at home that we continue to work on but I think she was smart enough to know that going potty in somebody elses house is really really wrong!

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In the house I use the command "go potty". I do this when she is so excited (first thing in the morning, or right after I've come home), that she will suddenly pee if I don't remind her what she's supposed to do next.

Should I use the same "go potty" command outside or should I use different words?

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Use the same words outside as inside.


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Yes, that's what I was talking about. Being consistant is important. Now just before you enter someone elses house you can put her down outside and say "go potty". Once they understand the command they will go if they have to or try even if they don't.
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