I can tell you right now GSD and most Large breed dogs can be a PAIN to get housebroke, It wont happen in a week nor a month. Me and my girl are 4 months in to this housebreaking thing and she will still pee and poop in the house, not as much but if she wants to theres no stopping her even if I clean it up with cleaner made for it. But shes a lot better about it 85-90% of the time she will go to the door and scratch it to tell me then go out, but sometimes she just does it where she is playing. So you will need a lot of patients house breaking one.
But mine was terrified of stairs till about 3 months old then she conquered her fear, best thing to do is just carry her down them to a spot in the yard every 30 minutes and always take her to that spot so she can potty there, maybe leave 1 or 2 poops in it for the first few weeks so she has the smell there to remind her oh I gotta pee. This is what I had to do to get mine to wanna go. But as a young pup every 30 mins-1 hours you need to take her out. But you may wanna lay artificial turf to put on the concert so it feels like grass. You may have to stand out there for anywhere from 2 mins - 30 mins to get her to go. If you keep taking her out and only giving her 3 mins and she never goes then bringing her back in shes going to think even if I dont potty I can still go back inside, gotta make her learn she has to potty before shes allowed back in. I stood out there for a hour onces with my pup before she decided I will pee now.
My pup only pooped 1 time a day for the first week or 2 I had her, then she started pooped 2-4 times a day.
Hope you have better luck potty training your GSD then I have with mine I am hoping by 6 months mine will be fully house broke with no more accidents.
Athena(Black/Silver) GSD - born 12/15/2012
Last edited by Seth08; 04-14-2013 at 03:15 PM.