We currently have 2 poms at home, 2 beautiful little boys. We got one about 1 year ago, and the second one about 3 months ago. (1.5yrs old and 10months respectively)
Due to schedules we prefer our dogs to do their business in the home.
The older one does a beautiful job, after training him for 1month~ or so, he pees and poops on the pee pad in the house 99.9% of the time. Hardly any accidents.
The second one, we assumed would learn even quicker since the first dog is fully trained, still have difficulty even after 3 months. Out of 10 times, he gets it right once or twice. He'll pee and poop everywhere else.
We tried using punishment. We tried showering praise. (hes not very food motivated unfortunately) to not much avail.
He's gotten slightly better compared to the first week he's here - where he'll just drip drops of pee the whole house, to now where he'll release a batch at a time.
Could I get some advise whats the best approach to this situation?