When I got Dolly at 9 weeks I immediately crate trained her and started on potty training. I, then, would carry her directly from the crate to her "pee" spot and set her down until she went. It took a good week of this until she got the idea. I continued to carry her for a few weeks since her bladder was undeveloped (as are all young puppy's) and couldn't physically hold it and walk when she was about to bust. She, now being 1 year now, refuses to go anywhere except the said spot which is nice except when out of town. I used the word "go to the bathroom" when I set her down each time as a puppy. She knows the command and reluctantly goes where commanded but is a struggle for her. I did give treats and praise when she went, but I don't think it is needed, more she just has to go and wants to go.
Jaga von Falkenhein [Dolly] (DOB: Jan 6th 2012) -CGC
Cody Vom Haus Hall [Duke] (DOB: Jul 6th 2015)