I keep deleting my entire post, because most of it is frustrated rambles. Long story short, how do I get the puppy to go out and go potty on her own? She will scratch to let us know she wants out, but when I open the door she doesn't want to step off of the deck into the grass unless I go out there with her. When we first got her I went out with her everytime so I could make sure she was going and heavily praise her each time she did. Alot of the issue I'm having with her right now is that she'll go out and spend a good amount of time out on her own but not go potty, then she'll come in and pee in the house shortly after. She understands it's wrong, because she gives me that guilty face as soon as I see the puddle. I have been very good at keeping my temper in check with her, but I'm starting to lose patience. She's a good dog, and I know she is smart enough to do this. I'm guessing I have to start going outside with her constantly again, but how do I ween her away from that to go out and potty on her own without supervision? I just can't always stop what I'm doing and go stand outside with her for 10-15 minutes at a time many times a day.