Originally Posted by Breitbach343
We just got our 9 weeks old girl on Monday. So far she goes 95% outside but as soon as we donít have eyes on here or turn around, she has an accident.
^ This, right here, is the key. At 9 weeks old you need to be watching her constantly unless she's in her crate. And as I often had to remind my husband when we had a brand new puppy in the house: if you can't SEE the puppy, you're not WATCHING the puppy! That means "eyes on" all the time. If you're not able to do that, because you're taking a shower, or cleaning house, or making dinner, or eating, then puppy needs to be in the crate.
I use bells on the doorknob with my dogs, BUT - in order for her to know that she needs to alert you that she has to go out, she needs to understand that the ONLY place that's appropriate for her to pee and poop is outdoors. That's two completely separate things. Once she's housebroken and knows that she's supposed to do her business outdoors, you can work on getting her to let you know that she needs to go out.