Last July 4 we rescued/and took into our home a scared and frightened Blue Merle Sheltie. Sophie is about 2 ½ years old and I must admit our poor little pooch has a few issues. When let out to pee, Sophie will walk and urinate all across the back patio and almost refuses to go in the grass. When I walk to the grass and put my hand straight out and tell Sophie to pee…she barks and then follows me to the back door…peeing as she walks (she never seems to really empty her bladder). Sophie rarely, if ever squats to pee when let outside or even when taken for walks. I have walked Sophie on many walks only to have her come into the house and pee a 4 foot long stream when I was in another room. Sophie’s behavior of peeing on the cement patio is consistent. It becomes a constant battle trying to get her to go to the bathroom in the grass so I have almost given up and just hose the back patio on a daily basis. If I happen to let Sophie out to go to the bathroom and I don’t follow her outside she will pee across the patio or pee on an outdoor carpet. We may also find where Sophie decides to pee and poop on the patio. It’s been a 'wee' bit of a challenge. I believe Sophie was an outside dog (based upon the condition we found her in) and I wonder if she was confined to a cement run. I am totally open to any ideas or suggestions you may have -- please help me, help Sophie.