Tuesday is 16 weeks old and was doing decently well with his potty training lessons. We bought the pads with the intentions of having him paper trained and trained to have a specific spot outside to eliminate on, and though he's had accidents, he was picking up on the idea. Now, we have a pad for every major room- the bedroom, the living room, and the kitchen. We let him out first thing in the morning, then we feed him, leave him in the gated kitchen for a few hours, take him out again, let him hang out for a while, feed him again, repeat steps, take him out one last time, and then go to bed. This routine was working out wonderfully. He knew the times, knew the procedure, knew what to expect.
But now (for about a week) he'll walk over to his pad (which has been sprayed with the corrective trainer spray to let your dog know that that is where you want him to go), sniff out the area, do the potty dance, walk a foot away from said pad, LOOK UP AT ME, and pee. I know he knows better than this! @_@
He has no pattern to this habit so I can't move the pad to a favorite spot. He doesnt waver when I yell 'Eeeegh!" to scare him, or when I pick him up mid pee onto the pad (he completely stops then), or when I squirt him with the water bottle.
I'm really hoping that he's too young to be evil! =]