When the dog training lady was here we very proudly shared with her that Oakley had been doing nr 2 outside for over a week, and that we thought we were nearly there with nr 1 as well. She smiled, shook her head and said "It's just luck!". Hmmm.
Maybe it's luck, maybe it's just luck in being able to read him - but fact is that we are now on our third day (knock on wood!) of success!
The door to the garden is always open, and yes, if he doesn't go immediately after a nap, eating or playtime, I do take him out; but he actually mostly takes himself out.
I choose to believe that I'm beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel with this toilet training thing..! Three days of no accidents are better than none anyway!