I have a chihuahua puppy that I just got a couple of days ago.
The first night I brought him home he went to the assigned areas to eliminate and we praised him but for the next couple of days he will not go anywhere near the pads. He will go anywhere in the house even when we bring him back to the pad to finish.
It's not like we do not take him outside or in to the area after he eats, drinks or plays. I really don't know what else to do since he is so little.
Hi Joanne Potty training a puppy is a long-term project, it takes lots of time, patience and consistency. Trying to use pee pee pads can confuse the issue, and small breed puppies (and pups of any breed that are under 8 weeks old) are even more problematic.
I'd definitely NOT recommend pads unless you have no access to a private yard or area for your puppy to use. Pee pee pads are confusing for the puppy, and give him the idea that eliminating indoors is okay. If you have to let him do his business inside, I'd suggest a doggie litterbox as a better alternative.
Crate training a puppy is the simplest and easiest method of housebreaking. I'd really recommend getting your little guy a crate and starting out that way. It helps to eliminate the opportunity for him to make mistakes, and also encourages him to learn to bladder/bowel control.
Puppies WANT to please their humans, but it's up to the humans to clearly show the puppy what is expected of him/her. They are also little creatures of habit, and need constant repetition of the correct behavior (with a reward at the end of it) to reinforce that.
Both the links in this text above will help you learn more about housebreaking your puppy, and should get you on the right track. Best of luck.