That's her signal that she has to go and wants out of her little den

A few weeks ago I adopted an 8 month old chihuahua. The woman told me that he was housetrained and that he only had one accident the whole time that she had him. Well after getting him home and after a couple of days I realized that woman was lying to get rid of him quicker. The first time he went in the house I thought that it was just nervousness of new home/surroundings. I've had him for a month now and he still goes in the house everyday! I take him out constantly and he goes outside. But within 15-20 minutes back in the house he'll go again. It's starting to frustrate me. I resorted to getting a crate to keep him in at night and while me and my husband are at work. Unlike other dogs I have, he doesn't go to the door to let me know if he has to go, he'll just go! I've never had to potty train a dog because my German Shepard trained herself! Me and my husband argue about getting rid of him, I'm not! I've adopted him as my baby, lol. But I'm at my wits end! Another thing is, he was abused in the past, could this be the reason for his ? He is real skittish and will not come to my husband and when my husband tries to hold and pet him, he'll wiggle and squirm. He's even bit my husband. He is skittish with me, too, but not like he is to my husband. But I don't know why he is scared of men, I got him from an older, single woman. And he'll walk on the leash just perfect for me but when someone else tries to lead him, he'll fight the leash. And his growling. He constantly growls under is breath. If I drop something or there is a noise, he'll growl for 20 minutes and will not shut up. I also don't like him growling constantly. How can I correct his behavior?

Jan 7, 2014 - Teaching your puppy to alert you that he needs to go outside to potty – Dog Training in Miami Dade and Broward Counties, Florida

We got Lady almost two years ago as a Rescue from a puppy mill. Up until that point she was never out of a cage. I will never forget her reaction to having grass touch her feet for he
first time. At first, she did pretty well with the potty training and she almost never went in the house. Now she has
regressed and she is going her poo almost daily in the house. This is sometimes right after we take her outside. She is taken
out on a regular basis. She is sometimes afraid to be outside, especially if there is any kind of noise like a law mower, car going by, or thunder. Instead of doing her business she will run and sit by the door leaving me standing out in the middle of the yard. I would like to ask if this is correct. When I find that she has pooed, I walk over to her, put her on her leash and walk her to where she pooed. I show it to her and tell her NO very
sternly and then I walk her to the door and say OUTSIDE and take her out. So far she is not getting it. She is a Sheltie which is a fairly intelligent dog. But, she is not getting it. She also
stays in her crate with the door open, or in that same corner if
I lock her out of the crate, for most of the day. She is very
fearful despite the fact we are pouring love out on her. I am
frustrated. What am I doing wrong?

Dogs – Training Dogs to Ask to Go Out - Pets WebMD

Here's how to train your dog to ring a bell to go outside to potty: Intro to the bell: Show your dog the bell A great and fun way to house train your dog is to train her to communicate to you when she needs to go out to potty is by teaching her to ring a . This is best taught after your dog seems to prefer to go outside to potty and you would like to give her a good way to communicate that to you. This works especially well for dogs who only have only a few accidents or have accidents by the door. Teaching your dog to ring a bell prevents her from needing to resort to such "uncivilized" behavior as scratching on the door or barking to tell you to let her out.

Bell Training for Dogs: It Really Works

Most of us are thrilled when our dogs or learn to relieve themselves outside. But then come the days when we stand out in rain, sleet, or snow waiting for our dogs to pick just the right spot to go to the bathroom. Or days when we're running late and our dogs stop to smell every blade of grass before finally going. The good news is that once your dog or puppy is , you can avoid these frustrating scenarios simply by training your dog to go potty on command.

Training Your Dog to Ring a Bell to Go Out to Potty - Pet Expertise