My 9-month old Cava Tzu (a Shih Tzu mix) is perfectly pad trained. As a baby, she learned to go on a pad in our kitchen. When we moved apartments, she nicely adapted to going in our new laundry room.
However, when we go away overnight (more than 20 hours), she will go on the floor of our friend's house. She will go in a random place, when nobody's looking. I would like to train her to go outside.
The problem is that my dog is "too good". She won't go in front of people. Additionally, she can and does hold it in for up to 8 hours.
I've tried moving her pad towards the door. Once I move her pad more than a few feet, she goes on the floor where the pad used to be.
I've tried giving her to drink and then waiting. But she will wait and wait and wait till she has access to her pad AND I'm not looking.
I've tried giving her a cue to go potty. She stares at me blankly. I've tried catching her in the act - but then she waits till I walk away from her. And as I've said, she's very good at waiting.
Any ideas of how I can train my dog to go outside?