Regulating your dogs food and water intake is the first step to potty training. If he/she is eating sporadically then he/she will have to use the bathroom sporadically, making potty training impossible. Develop a feeding schedule, and try feeding your pup in his kennel so that he doesn't get distracted. As soon as he has finished eating and drinking water, leash walk him outside to a spot that you want him to regularly go bathroom and stick with the same spot. By establishing a feeding and bathroom routine your dog will quickly become potty trained! There is a lot more nuance to this, if you need help give us a call!
Dogs use their feet and mouths to set pecking order. It is important that your dog respects you and sees you as the leader. This respect should be gained through healthy discipline and correcting your dog when he or she puts their mouth or feet on you.
Its definitely not because they don't hear you, as dogs hear WAY better than we do. Usually, they are focused on the neighbors dog or a toy, and choosing not to listen to you. Learning how to communicate with your dog and follow through with healthy discipline is the answer. We can show you how to develop this with your pup in one easy lesson!
If you do use his or her name when getting onto them can make them attatch negative feelings towards their name.
This will make your dog much more likely to listen the first time you ask them to do something.
If you repeat a command over and over your dog will never take you seriously. Ask once, then follow through with a leash and have them do whatever it was that you were asking them to.
This will communicate to them that they did what you wanted them to do, and after a few times they will have learned that command fully.
If you spend more time loving on your dog than teaching and training them they will not take you seriously as a leader or disciplinarian.
This is the core of potty training. Feed and water first, then take out to the bathroom immediatly after, wait til their done going no. 1 & 2 before praising them, and once they have finished make a really big deal about it with lots of praise.