04-14-2014, 07:37 PM
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You've discovered the biggest problem with pee pad training, it handicaps you when you want to train the pup, or dog, to potty outside.
2 things you can try are:
1. Go back to housetraining 101. Pick up all the pee pads and do not give him access to them, then put him on a potty schedule. Take him out as you would have if you had trained him to potty outside, if he doesn't go in 10 min bring him inside and put him in his crate, wait 5 to 20 minutes (depends on when he last pottied) and bring him back outside. Do that till he potties then praise him and pop a very high value treat in his mouth as soon as he's finished, bring him back in, give him his freedom, then repeat the above at the next scheduled potty break.
2. Start moving the potty pads closer to the door you go out to take them to potty. Once you get it to the door move it outside and encourage him to use it there. Once he's pottying on the pad outside start making the pad smaller. The idea is to shrink the pad till he's peeing on the grass then stop putting the pad down.
He may not be able to sleep though the night without pottying yet. He's still really young, give him a couple weeks and see if he stops on his own. I think he will.