12-14-2016, 05:45 PM
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Just start at the beginning like she is a puppy! The good news is that older dogs can usually pick it all up quickly.
Just use supervision..So, at all awake times, she is either
1. being closely watched by you, like eyes right on her, no distractions
2. tethered to you with a leash
3. outside in her potty spot
4. crated if she can't be closely watched or tethered (if she doesn't like the crate, then gated somewhere with tile/easy to clean floor)
Walk her often in the beginning, even every hour. If you can catch her in the act of going on the rug, scoop her up and put her on her potty spot. If you find the spot later, don't bother. Use that special urine cleaner to get the smell out.
At night you can crate her in your room if she can hold it that long. I don't like to crate dogs overnight so I use an exercise pen. I line it with waterproof crib mattress pads. In the morning first thing, scoop her up, carry her outside, put her on her potty spot outside.
Good luck and congrats!