We all have to admit..for th emost part these little guys are hard to housebreak! My little one will use a pee pad if its not too dirty and if its close enough to her...otherwise she goes for the carpet. She doe slike to pee an dpoop outside so I try to get her outside alot. I am currently restricting her space to a small bathroom with a pee pad and she gets more space th emore she goes potty the correct way. If I see her especially if she poos on the pad or outside I act like I just won th elottery and its all because of her. It seems to work. I will have to try the baloon thing. She is timid so i bet it would work...I just can see my hairless crested playing with them though hehe.