Your pup is way too young to be out of the crate at night. It will be awhile before she's ready to do that. If you try it this young, you are setting her up for failure and you for disappointment.
A suggestion when she's older and you want to give it a try - I started years ago tethering my young adults to the foot of the bed by their dog bed until I'm sure they won't wander the house or have accidents. The confinement is less than a crate, but not enough to really get into trouble. We just use an extra leash (you'll of course have to wait until your pup is out of the chewing stage so she doesn't chew through the leash) and loop it around the foot post and the clip to the dogs collar.
I've had one german shepherd that was fine like that at 6 months and onward. She's now 9 yrs old. All of my others I didn't even try this until I had had them for a yr+. Two of my GSD's are adopted so they were adults and previously outdoor dogs only, so no house training. The one that was fine at 6 months - I would never honestly do this with another 6 month old. The only reason I did it with her is because she was a leader dog in training (we were her puppy raisers) and the organization we raised for wanted them out in everyday life 24/7 with their raiser. So from 7 1/2 weeks old, she basically went everywhere with me. At the time, I was in college and she even went to my classes with me. She never had an accident in a public facility. Because she spent SO MUCH time with me on lead, housetraining was a breeze and she was a very clean easy to train dog. She ended up washing out at 1 yr due to hip dysplasia, which is why I still have her.
Last edited by Rerun; 12-15-2012 at 09:56 AM.