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07-04-2014 12:08 PM
Cara Fusinato Yes Steve -- but you are going to go outside A LOT! Make sure you have an area that you know is not parvo contaminated. No walking around the sidewalks and stuff. Just every time there is a change in behavior (wakes up, eats, drinks, plays, etc.) out you go. Stand there saying "good potty" and "go potty" "good pee" "good poo" or whatever words you like. They get it. Quickly. Don't assume they understand don't go in the house, but they do understand go outside. You will also need to go out 1-3 times at night. My pup at 7 weeks (now 8) goes out every time there is a change in what he is doing and at 1 AM possibly 3 or 4 AM too. I usually carry him out and let him run back in. It's not too soon to start urging them to go outside while timing it so they don't go inside. If they do make a mistake, don't get mad, but be almost sad "oh noooooooo, no potttyyyyyy" as you pick them up and quickly rush outside and then clean it up. They understand not happy inside, happy outside. Best wishes, you can do this.
07-04-2014 10:10 AM
steve-sh is it possible to train my puppy to pee outside? shes still really small 7 weeks
07-04-2014 09:42 AM
blackshep I don't like pee pads, because I think it encourages them to eliminate in the house/crate.

I kept my pup's crate by my bed for the first while and got up once during the night. She got a lot better about crating, but it took a while. Now she's great about it!

Remember your pup just left its littermates and mom and is aware of how vulnerable it is to predators. That makes them stress when left alone, they want to be with you, especially when very young.

I hired a dog walker for my dog as a pup to let her out once a day. It's worked out well for me. My dog has actually never had an accident in her crate, except one time when she was sick with giardia and her tummy was upset.
07-02-2014 01:22 AM
AnyaGSD
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I think my puppy would just eat the pee pad. When of my biggest issues is it's hard to wear her out when you can't take her anywhere. We play with her a lot at home. I'm beginning to think I need to crate her more through the day so I can have periods of rest



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tape down the pee pad with duct tape. We had the same problem. Nothing wrong with crating her for periods. I find that if we are home and she tries to sleep anywhere else, she doesn't sleep as soundly since shes watching/listening to everything. Anytime we get up she gets up, even if shes dead tired. If shes in the kennel, she will open her eyes but then go back to sleep. Sometimes she goes in on her own to sleep. As long as you don't use it as punishment, she'll love it.
07-01-2014 11:08 AM
Alena Gonzalez
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pee pads. We tried sectioning off the kitchen, but within two days she figured out how to climb over a baby gate. So in an XL crate, we put a pee pad on one side and blanket on the other. by 10 weeks she wouldn't use the pee pad at all. Then we put in the divider, but she was fine. At 15 weeks we give her the whole crate and she hasn't had any accidents in there.
I think my puppy would just eat the pee pad. When of my biggest issues is it's hard to wear her out when you can't take her anywhere. We play with her a lot at home. I'm beginning to think I need to crate her more through the day so I can have periods of rest



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07-01-2014 08:52 AM
AnyaGSD
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This is all great advise for night time. But what does everyone do when they leave for work? Esp if you can't come home mid day...


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pee pads. We tried sectioning off the kitchen, but within two days she figured out how to climb over a baby gate. So in an XL crate, we put a pee pad on one side and blanket on the other. by 10 weeks she wouldn't use the pee pad at all. Then we put in the divider, but she was fine. At 15 weeks we give her the whole crate and she hasn't had any accidents in there.
07-01-2014 02:32 AM
lauren43 This is all great advise for night time. But what does everyone do when they leave for work? Esp if you can't come home mid day...


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07-01-2014 02:01 AM
StingRay
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The latest one was holding it fine from 11 till 4, which is when I get up anyway at a little past 9wks, maybe 10wks. I know it can be tough Alena, but I'd do everything possible to ignore the whining. I wouldn't soothe her. I would worry about reinforcing something you don't want.

I also take the water away at 8:30. Fresh water all day, but gone at 8:30.
Thanks for this advice
06-30-2014 07:46 PM
Alena Gonzalez
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OK, cool thanks. i thought we were playing the game of clue for a second.



i'm a noob at this stuff but have gone through 2 GSD puppies in the last year and a half. we kept the crate next to our bed. that was easiest 'cause our back door is in our bedroom so it was right there. you're in the "OMG i think i bit off more than i can chew" stage. after a couple months of **** you'll look back and laugh. you're doing everything right. puppies are a pain in the ass but worth it in the end.

Thank you so much for sharing that because yes that's exactly where I'm at right now. We went back to the breeder today for some training and I joked with my husband about asking the breeder if he had cashed my check yet :-/ she's just so different than any dog I've ever been around. She doesn't have the typical puppy I'm happy to see you thing going on for anybody except she starting to for us now but no guest at all which I guess in the long run will be a good thing. I hope I don't drive you guys crazy!!


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06-30-2014 04:26 PM
scarfish
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It's the office. Desk, computers, books and all my husbands other crap he collects. Point is it is furthers from our room. We have a one story and I didn't want to hear her every time she changed positions


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OK, cool thanks. i thought we were playing the game of clue for a second.

i'm a noob at this stuff but have gone through 2 GSD puppies in the last year and a half. we kept the crate next to our bed. that was easiest 'cause our back door is in our bedroom so it was right there. you're in the "OMG i think i bit off more than i can chew" stage. after a couple months of **** you'll look back and laugh. you're doing everything right. puppies are a pain in the ass but worth it in the end.
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