thank you all for the posts and suggestions. I think I wasn't very clear in my post but I have only lived here for about 4 days now and I am a online college student who works part time on the weekends where then I could be working long days however I have very flexible hours so I might not work this weekend to help give me extra time to retrain her.
Also she is 2 years old (I still think of her as my baby lol) I do think alot of you are right about the shaming her as I do notice at times she will act like she did somthing naughty and move slowly while I check the carpet only to realize she did nothing wrong! Also before this week I havn't had to give her naughty time outs or shame her for a very very long time.
Also I was reading some of the other threads and sombody suggested putting down extra pads which is what I did last night! I placed 2 additional puppy pads in the other spots she was peeing around ( not many chi get to pick where they get to have their puppy pad! lol
) and SUCCESS!!!! she pee'ed on BOTH of them which was right next to each other and I praised her for about 2min gave her a "cookie" (a dog treat) and then gave her some wet dog food (which I used to give her twice a day but it makes her poo very um... "hard to clean" so I have been not feeding her that... only so much I can deal with lol) and now she is taking a nap.
honestly I havn't had much time to play with her since my move I been so exhausted but I always still pet her and she always follows me around most of the day and jumps around as I talk to her in such a friendly voice. I am going to start playing with her again today given that I am unpacked enough that I could take a day off or two.
Also I haven't caged her when I wasn't home yet. For some reason I feel that would be awful to leave her like that for so long. But I do like the idea of making a play pen right out front of her cage and then locking her in that area seems like a great idea!
I really don't want to mess up a good thing as she has had 2 successes by her self on her pad now but I think I might try to add a 3rd puppy pad with the tray liner that I want her to learn to go on tonight into the area she has been using her pad twice now. I will post updates on how today and tonight goes hopefully it will be a success!
My goal is to be able to adopt a 2nd chi by April ish because at her old home she was lucky to live with her mother as my roommate had a chi and she had babies and I adopted one. I really think she would be soooo much happier to have a play buddy her size as she is very energetic at times and I do play with her a lot but idk I think most chi owners who have more than one knows what im talking about. but one step at a time! lol...
This site seems like a great community with such friendly people I am glad I stopped buy