I've got a client who recently adopted a new puppy and are having trouble with toilet training. She and her husband already owned a very sensible, level headed poodle-x who can hold his urine all day, and they ran into trouble when leaving the two dogs alone while they go to work. The puppy realizes that relieving itself outside is preferable to inside, but it doesn't seem to understand that it is supposed to only pee in a specific place whilst inside. Apparently they come home to wee and poo all over the house. Both people are very busy and work all day, so they don't have time to stay at home for days at a time to toilet train this puppy. I only walk the two dogs 2 days a week and my client has a limited budget so I can't be there to let it outside every day.
Any suggestions on how to toilet train this puppy with a limited amount of time available during the day? Like I said, my client knows what to do when she is at home - she recognizes when the puppy is about to pee and relocates it to the appropriate place, praising it when it relieves itself in the right area. She also takes them both for long walks in the morning and evening. It's just that these two dogs spend a lot of time alone during the day, and communicating to the puppy that there is only one place it should wee, is proving to be difficult.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated people, thanks in advance!!