Get rid of those stupid pads, you are encouraging a lifetime of using your house as a dog toilet, you have already taught and encouraged the dog to use the inside of your house as a toilet now she thinks, pee and poop on material indoors, it’s okay.
Next thing you change the rules on her and say no potty inside, go outside in your play area and it’s okay. Very confusing to puppies. Whomever invented those stupid pads should have been sued, they cause so many problems and are basically made for lazy people so they dont have to run out every 30 to 60 minutes with their pup. When they get tired of it and the pads are not big enough to hold it all they get mad because rover still pees in the house, but since it was trained on material it saves its urine and feces for your carpet or couch or laundry, bed.., never bare floors because you taught it material okay bare floor not, outside not, so why are you complaining, didn’t you read up about housebreaking and training puppy’s before you bought it or did you see one and absolutely have to have it, no research, no idea how to train it properly.
Many breeders do not obedience train their pups, nor leash train nor housebreak them, too many animals for a few people. Most pups are born in house, they stay there until old enough to be moved into a special kennel set up for mom and pups, they learn to eliminate on the dirt or gravel in the kennel. Smaller breeders have the ability to raise their pups in their homes and some have their children socializing with the pups, but at 8 weeks old no training has been done other than handling, socialization because pups still learning valuable things being with mom and litter.
They are usually in a penned off area so if there are accidents it’s easy clean up, now imagine you were the breeder, you have 14 puppies, all having to go out every 30 minutes, not all on the same peeing schedule. There’s not enough time for them to start. Once the pups are fewer and older they do get to go outside a lot for exerceise and to learn the outdoors but once again pups safety is the concern not weather they have training or housebreaking. If the breeder has them at 12 weeks then they usually start working with them, if there are only be a few left.
Get rid of those horriable pee pads. Either get a crate, kennel or baby gate and have a small area for pup to safely stay in. Take pup outside, distracted or not first thing in morning when she wakes up. All pups and dogs need to empty first thing. Don’t just let the pup out, put the leash on it, take her to a specific area in the yard you want it to empty and play with her, use the potty phrase you want to, encourage her to go and stay with it until she empties, this may be up to 60 minute if you have to.
When she finally empties praise and pet lavishly. Take pup inside let her run free 45 minutes. You can give breakfast, then when the 45 minutes is up or about 30 minutes after the meal take pup for a walk to the potty area, you may walk back and forth or circles but he pup will poop eventually and pee. Praise and go back inside.
The pup should be good to run for about 45 minutes if she has emptied. Most people assume since it doesn’t have to go outside it won’t inside. Make sure it empties every time before coming in or the pup may have an accident and put the training back.
Once it’s 45 min of freedoms up, confine it to a small play area or a crate large enough for her to stand and turn around in, and as soon as she starts whimpering or twirling looking for a place tell her outside potty or whatever the phrase and take pup our for a potty walk, walk until it emptied. I’ve done this up to 90 minutes, but after the first few times they get the idea you WANT them to empty outside, they get the idea and praise, attention and freedom as their reward.
Another way you can do this is to use the umbilical method. Pretty much same as before but instead Of a penned area you leash the pup to yourself and keep a close eye on pup, as soon as she starts looking and sniffing or whimpering go back outside and repeat the potty routine.
If you feed the same time every day, morning and evening your pup should get on a regular pooping schedule. My pups get up, go out immediately and don’t come in till they pee. We go in, do a little obedience work.. 5 to 10 minutes, eat then play for 35 minutes, we go back outside and pup had to empty both, then back inside. Pups free to run 45 minutes then clipped to me, about 15 to 20 min later she starts whining and sniffing, poty time. Back out we go. This lasts all day. When they they are either with you or confined in a small area they hesitate to just squat and empty, soiling their area. Normally they hate soiling their sleeping area but when they hey can’t hold it they go,
A smart pup catches on and is usually housebroken in about two weeks they still have accidents because they don’t pay attention to their bladders at this age. I’ve had pups pee as they are running playing then they suddenly stop confused as to why they are leaking while running or eating because they refused to empty outside, they can’t hold it any more yet the food tastes so good, so they pee while trying to eat, they are not fussy.
As they mature they seek your approval and understsnd soiling in the house isn’t liked by their human and will try and go outside whenever they can. Because they are easily distracted and have such energy they will have accidents less and less sometimes until around 20 months old but just all depends on consistency and effort put in to the training.
Most of my pups I’ve raised from 8 weeks go head for the door every time by 10 weeks old, many accidents along the way but they try, by 12 weeks very few and by 14 weeks only two or three at the most per week.
It’s frustrating at first, especially at a late start like your doing because your starting over not because of her age. I do the same with 5 year old dogs that are not housebroken but the times are different. You should see improvement every week, less and less accidents and the pup should start heading to the door at the end of week 2 on her own. If you work during the day and she’s home alone a lot then she might not get the idea for a couple months. People get frustrated and surrender their pups because they are not like kittens and get the hang of it in a day or two, it’s a habbit they need to learn and a routine they get into, dogs thrive on routines and structure.
Keep trying she willlearn soon. Btw just standing next to pup won’t stimulate her bowels and bladder therefore it doesn’t send the signal to pupsbraib that it needs to be emptied so they are happy to stand around with you. You could be there as long as two hours just standing around but more like 30 minutes walking around or playing.