how to potty train a dog?

miray • if you love someone but its unhealthy, let them go. your love for them won’t go but you will heal.

so, we recently got a dog. he’s a little multi shtzu- but he is potty trained when it comes to puppy pads, but we have been trying to teach him to do it on one of them little grass potty’s. if we don’t have a puppy pad down, he will pee on the ground and only ever pees on the grass thing when we put him on it. i decided to try and put a puppy pad on the grass and he seems to pee on it but not unless i have it on there. is there a way to make him pee without me having to put a pad on it? any advice will help!!