Yes, all my dogs seem to love it outside. It is so hot and humid-and they still go out and sit in the sun! I have to make them come in! As for pup---sounds like she has you tricked,eh?! You could start "timing" her when she does poop or pee. Most pups pretty much get on a schedule-IF you have one. Mine usually go after they eat, when waking up from a nap, after playing. Those are the main . When she goes, and then goes again the next time-try to keep track of when she DOES go, and then you can tell easier, if it's more likely that she does have to go. There may be a few misses, if you DON'T take her out(of course you will feel guilty....) but she needs to have a fairly regular schedule, so that you CAN tell-it it's for real, or she just wants outside. She may have to go a couple of times in between the "main" times.