My boyfriend inherited a chow mix dog from his brother because he and his wife had a daughter, and the dog, Gizmo is too hyper and jumpy to have around a baby. The problem is, she was never properly house trained, and now my boyfriend is suffering. She is usually good about letting him know when she needs to go out when he is home (she will get in his face a lot more than normal) but sometimes, when even leaving the room for a minute or two, she will have an accident. She has been showing some improvement, having no accidents when he is away at work for 8 hours, but not completely. He has tried those pee pad things, and she will pee right next to it. It is hard for him to get on a set schedule with her, because he is a police officer, and sometimes get's forced to take a double shift.

Does anyone have any ideas?