Ok so I have done the reading before hand, and nothing seems to help.
Last Thursday I got Mia, she is almost 2 years old, a pure breed beagle, her old owner had her as an out door dog, I have her as an inside dog.
When she got here I took her in the back yard and with in minutes went for a poop, later than night she peed, but since then nothing, I take her for a 45min walk each day, and today 2 45min walks, she will go in the park but not in the yard at all.
I have already read what there is, but they all say the same thing, take the dog out regularly, praise it when it goes, but this just won't work, when she is in the yard, on leash off leash, front back left side right side, same spot or not, she just does the same thing, sniffs and looks for anyone around mostly for the kid next door.
I tried waiting too, she went on the walk yesterday at about 5pm, I took her out about 9 and 11pm last night and she did nothing, I then took her out at 7am this morning, same thing sniff and look for people, only would go when I took her to the park and after about 30mins of walking.
My sister thinks is because up until 2 months ago my brothers dog ruby lived here, but I doubt it otherwise why go the first day and not since.
I just don't get it, after 14 hours I thought she would be busting.
Its not stubborn, she has learned to walk up and down the front and back steps, and today after both walks she is learning to sit when I tell her and give her a treat, just cant get her to go toilet in the yard.
For the record, when she had an accident, I have NOT hit her, NOT rubbed her nose in it, NOT yelled at her, its pointless you wouldn't do any of those things to a baby that had an accident so why do it to a dog.
I do praise her while she is going in the park and soon as she has finished I pat her and make a fuss.