Hi everyone new to the forum and just wanted to ask a quick question! I have had Roxy for just over a week now and she is almost 16 weeks old, apparently no one wanted her, don't know why she is such a cutie! However I do use a very large cage of a night for her to sleep in (which she loves) which has a puppy pad, the problem being is I take her out every hour, she runs around like mad I won't play because I want to encourage her to go to the toilet, however after an hour I take her in and then she decides that she wants to go, like she is holding it until we get back inside, she only poo's on the puppy pads but she will wee anywhere (she does poo outside as well and is starting to let me know when she wants to go)! The thing that concerns me, is she getting confused with the whole puppy pad thing? I have tried the whole praising when she does it outside and she gets very excited but it still takes me sitting outside for ages with her, if I do give up after an hour or so she just goes in and wee's! I take her out last thing at night and I ensure that I am up at least 6 hours after she has been put to bed to take her downstairs, however we have only had one clean night. She also will just run around and lay in her poo she doesn't see to care, she was pet shop brought so I am guessing this is why she doesn't care about pooing and weeing near her bed?? She isn't left alone during the day as when I work for three days a week she is in doggy day care, not fair to leave her alone all day.