Hi all, I have a 1 year old jack russel x maltese who i still have trouble with toilet training. I normally tell her to go "pee pee"or "poo poo" in the morning at a designated area inside the house. When she was younger she would go on command or within a few minutes of that command and I'd always reward her with treats straight afterwards (i still do that now). The the problem is i could never really get her to go poo in her area, she would always go poo on a rug elsewhere. And its not just one specific rug anymore lately she'll poo on almost all the rugs in the house. It also seems that when her toileting area is damp or full (i use two sheets of puppy pads, placed next to each other)she wont go and will wait for me to change it before she'll go. I've bought those odor remover sprays and use it generously each time she poops on the rug(i think thats why she's moved onto a different rug coz the scent from the orginal rug is no longer there) I also tried punishing her where i say "No" and point her head to the poo so she knows, and then picking up the poop and putting it into her toilet area and use a calm voice and say "poo poo here". I've read elsewhere from people with similar problems that its a leadership issue, where the dog doesn't see the owner as the leader and believes he/she can do its business where ever it pleases. If this is the case can i have some pointers as to how i can be the alpha. Another thing that i would like to get some pointers on is how to encourage my dog to pee/poo outside, because shes never done that even with me encouraging and going for walks and also with my other dog showing her as example.