I need some help in the potty area of training my new dog. He's 9 months old and I believe the breeder has not done ANY sort of training with him other than getting him to stack nicely. He is a Chihuahua and honestly, I've never had this much trouble housetraining a dog in my life before - he sure is one of a kind. As he is still fairly new with us (2 weeks), he still gets a little scared when someone stoops down to pick him up. Sometimes he will back up until he is cornered before making a huge leap into my arms. I'm not really sure if it is fear or whether he just likes the whole chasing game but I'm getting *really* tired of it. I've caught him doing his business where he's not supposed to a few times and have tried to pick him up and put him on the pee pad to correct him but as you can imagine, I end up chasing him around and fecal gets everywhere. I've tried taking him outside but even after 10 minute intervals of me bringing him outside for an hour, he'll go right when he gets back into the house on my rug. I thought maybe he'll do better with a pee pad but nope, he'll go on everything else BUT the pad. Someone please help - I'm at my wit's end here trying to train this dog to go in the right place so I'm not mopping the floors 5 times a day. Thanks in advance.