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Old 07-06-2014, 11:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I am new here. I have tried to scan through many forums to make sure I'm not double posting. My girlfriend and I just got a gsd and I have a few things. One, I think the breeder lied about her age. She seems WAY younger than 8 weeks. She will not leave our sides and wines way more than our other dog. She will not eat or drink without us being right beside her. As far as potty training. This has to be the hardest puppy Ive ever had. She will squat inside then we grab her and rush her outside. She will not pee or poop outside at all. I will walk around with her for 20 minutes at a time and all she will do is fight the leash and lay down. Ive tried to pick her up and place her in the grass near "attractant" that I have bought. I feel bad for her. I know she has to go because she tries in the house. Any help will be appreciated. I am bringing her to the vet monday to make sure it is not an underlying issue.
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Old 07-06-2014, 01:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey, I am new here. I have tried to scan through many forums to make sure I'm not double posting. My girlfriend and I just got a gsd and I have a few things. One, I think the breeder lied about her age. She seems WAY younger than 8 weeks. She will not leave our sides and wines way more than our other dog. She will not eat or drink without us being right beside her. As far as potty training. This has to be the hardest puppy Ive ever had. She will squat inside then we grab her and rush her outside. She will not pee or poop outside at all. I will walk around with her for 20 minutes at a time and all she will do is fight the leash and lay down. Ive tried to pick her up and place her in the grass near "attractant" that I have bought. I feel bad for her. I know she has to go because she tries in the house. Any help will be appreciated. I am bringing her to the vet monday to make sure it is not an underlying issue.
Post some pictures there are so many knowledgeable people here . They should be able to guess your puppy's age
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Old 07-06-2014, 01:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Did they say what day she was whelped (born)? I would not expect an 8 week old puppy to be anywhere near housebroken. Usually it takes us from 1 to 3 months before puppy is no longer having accidents in the house. It never hurts to have her checked by your vet, especially if you haven't done that yet. Because she's so young, I'd recommend carrying her rather than letting her walk around on the floor.
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Old 07-06-2014, 02:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i would not want to leash walk an 8 week old puppy either because they are not used to it yet and will just fight it
is there a reason she cannot just walk around freely in the yard or is your yard not fenced?
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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" She will not leave our sides"


Take total advantage of this....

I agree with the others ...way too young for a leash...let her stick to you outside without a leash.

Good call on your behalf taking her to the vet on Monday...just to assure she is a healthy pup.

The housebreaking sounds a bit odd compared to what I have experienced..I approached it somewhat the same as you but would stay outside with the pup from the beginning for an eternity it seemed....finally they would take a squirt or a dump and it was a ticker tape parade of sorts for the pup....they all learned within days.

Patience, calmness and confidence as her leader as you guide her through all the new experiences she is getting to go through. The big change in her new life as she was recently separated from her litter mates and mother should be taken into consideration.....but in short order she will understand her new family.

Congrats on the new addition to your "family".

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Old 07-06-2014, 03:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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if the puppies were never allowed outside this could be the reason she has no idea what to do outside
it is gonna take some time on that
reduce her space with gates or an ex pen inside so she cant run all over pottying all over the house
this will set a precedent to going indoors
get enzyme cleaner and scrub where she has gone already
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Well, we just got back from the vet. She did great. First I would like to say that you all for your fast responses. I didnt expect her to be anywhere close to housebroken. The problem is that she wouldnt go outside at all. That problem has been fixed for the most part. She will at least go outside. She was 8.8 lbs at the vet. She had a small case of hook worms but most puppies do.
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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8.8 seems a little low for a 8week puppy to me. Though I'm not an expert. My boy was 15 lbs at 8 wks. Good luck with house training. It should get easier by the week.
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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ive read somewhere that how ever old the pup is thats how many hrs they can hold it, ex 2 months = 2 hrs. it seems to be tru because my 5 month takes a good 7-10 secs when she pees when she holds it for around 5 or 6 hrs, but when i go to work for 8-10 hrs i notice pee on her puppy pads. hope this helps a bit
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah, I thought she seemed a bit small. She eats like it's always her last meal. Im sure she will start gaining soon. She might just be a runt.
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