Hi, We have had our puppy home since Sunday and everything is going great, except the toilet training. Border collie, 10 weeks old. I know we are not the first or last with this! She is fed at 6am, 10am, 2pm and 6pm. I take her out first thing as soon as we wake up, and then every quarter-past the hour. She pees fine - as soon as we get to the designated spot she pees, and gets lots of praise, our phrase (be quick), and a short play afterwards. I will then wait for another 5-10 minutes for her to pooh, but it doesn't happy very frequently. Occasionally she is fine and goes within minutes, other times, it just doesn't happen. Then I bring her back inside and try again 5 mins later. If she does go, same thing, she gets the key phrase (different to pee, obviously), praise, and a short play. Her pooh times are very infrequent, and there doesn't seem to be a sequence (she's done it within 5 mins of eating, and then not at all 4 hours after her evening feed, as examples of the extremes). Most days she has been fine, but for 3 of the last 4 nights she has not gone after her 6pm feed, but did go inside in the kitchen not long after we'd gone to bed. At 12:15pm (midnight, sticking with the schedule!), I come down to take her out, and repeat at 3:15pm. She's been fine except for the initial pooh within minutes of the lights going out. Her poohing during the day had been normal each day. Wednesday night was the exception; it took four goes of going out before she finally went, then I took her out again at midnight, and she was then fine from midnight until 6am. In all other respects she is fine, she's eating and drinking fine (recommended amounts, using the same food as the breeder, spread over the four meals, and it all goes in just a couple of minutes), she gets plenty of exercise (and it takes a *lot* to tire her out, especially since we are not walking yet until her final vaccination in 3 weeks), loads of praise when she does things right, and she is fine being left alone for 45 mins of play (or more of sleep) without any complaints or anxiety. We have 10-30 mins of play and/or training every 2-3 hours, depending on how long she takes to tire and then sleeps (she is already happy with a number of commands), with the remaining 90 mins or slightly more with her flat out sleeping. I don't wake her to go out when she is sleeping, but just wait until the next quarter-past-the-hour to take her out again to stay on the schedule. I *think* part of the problem is that outside is exciting and she gets easily distracted. There are, afterall, so many things in the grass, the shrubs, the leaves, etc that are interesting and exciting for a puppy. After a while of waiting for her to pooh (she will have peed straight away), she'll either start playing up, or she will lie down on the grass flat and occasionally chew it. Everything I've read says I'm doing the right things, but it is very frustrating not to see some sign of regularity. Any advice/tips, or anything I'm missing?