Ok I know housebreaking has been discused alot on this board but I still am at my wits end with my poms. They are almost 18mo and still are going in the house. I take them out frequently and on a nice day they will spend hours outside, only to come in and potty. They do potty outside but it seems only if they want to. I reward them when they go outside. I have tried the puppy pads they either go right beside them or tear them up. They seem to know they are not to go inside b/c I am seldom able to catch them. If I do I tell them no and take them back outside. I am trying to get the smell out of the carpet but then they pick a new spot. I have heard poms, well small dogs in particular are very hard to housetrain. Is this a dominance thing? Like they are trying to tell me they are the boss and not me and they will potty where they want? Again sorry for bringing up a topic that has been discused so much but I need a little help here. Any suggestions would be appreciated!