Can I ask what you are feeding Roly and how often he is being fed and when he is being fed. How often he is exercised and when. Does he poop first thing in the morning and is his poop firm or loose.
These things are essential because I find that routine is in all animals life is important.
Crating will help if he is just unsure of the rules, but if an animal is really needing to go he will.
Where does he sleep at night, can he get someone to let him out?
I know that Hektor would wake us if he seriously needed out and occasionally he did.
I hope that these things help in giving you a perspective to sorting out Roly's and your needs.
There is a general opinion that Pugs are difficult to house train, I am on my third and apart from separation anxiety with my second on I have not found that to be so, they are generally clean dogs, mine hate using his garden unless he must.
My baby is 6 months old now and stay with my since begging of May 2010. It took me 2 months time (hard month) to train him up to toilet and now he so use to it. When ever he needed he will go toilet by himself even at my mum house. He will pee in the crate and poop at toilet - my house and my mum place - both at toilet.
May be u can try to bring him over together when ever u go toilet and show and explain to him. If he is in the middle of poop or pee, immediate catch and bring them over to toilet and explain to them.
If he miss behave, just clean up the mess, scold, hardly hite at their back side and bring them to toilet and explain to them then ignore him for a while. Keep this routine, until they follow your way - If he start doing your way, feed them with snack - to compliment them. They accidently miss out some time, don worry... keep it up
Pug puppy is so so clever, they so love clean and they cab catching up fast.
My baby is sharing my bed with me, when ever he need to go toilet in the middle of the nite, he will wake me up......
u just need time, full attention and patient on them, soon our life become easy....
"Hi Sophie, I am sorry to say we lost Hektor on the seventh of November last year. He contracted Glaucoma and at first he was responding to treatment, then he wasn't. He was in so much pain that we could not let it continue. The sad thing was…"