I'm looking for some help on how to train my 5 year old English Bulldog to use a potty patch on our balcony. We rescued him a few months ago and he is VERY well potty trained, he came to us that way. We have built a self-draining potty patch with artificial grass for him on the balcony, because he's just had surgery and can't go up and down the stairs to our second floor condo. He has never had an accident in the house! Since he won't go on the balcony, we have had to carry him (54 lbs.) to go out, and that just isn't realistic all the time. My husband is the only family member strong enough to lift him, and he's not always home when he needs to out. To train him, we have kept him in, encouraging him to use the potty patch every hour, for up to 14 hours, and he just holds it instated of going. We have collected his own urine and put it on the potty patch, collected clippings of plants he likes to pee on and put them on the potty patch, used potty training sprays, and even collected urine from a neighbors dog. We've been at this a few weeks now, beginning before he had surgery to try and prepare him. No luck. Any training advice would be greatly appreciated. I don't want my dog to be uncomfortable waiting for my husband to come home, when he has another option. Thank you for your help.