House training involves commitment from the owner. During house training your dog should not be allowed around the house unsupervised. It should be attached to you via a leash if needed to prevent accidents. Every 1-2 hours take the puppy to the pads. Do not play with it. Leave it there for 5 minutes. If it urinates or defecates give lots of oral praise and treats. If it does nothing try again in 1-2 hours. When you are not home this puppy should be kept in a crate or kennel. Make sure the kennel is not too big. If it is too big your puppy will use one end as a bathroom and one end as a bedroom. If you continue to have trouble consult with your veterinarian at the next puppy visit.
Every time you think they have to pee, or you catch them starting to pee, pick them up and put them on the pad, and say whatever word you wish to us for them, if they pee elsewhere, you don't pick it up until you get them and show them the puddle, and you tap them lightly, but meaningfully on the bottom and say no bad ____(name) and clean it up and take them and the paper towel you used to clean and put them on the pad, I did this with my Boston terrier and it worked within a month and a 1/2 good luck!
I'm teaching my shih tsu to use a pee pad. Right now, she has two. I want to get her to use only one. How do I get her to choose one over the other? Also, I've tried removing one, but she peed there anyway. What to do?