house broken but not house broken
Brand new here with my first German Shepherd. We've had him since he was 5 1/2 weeks old, yes I know that's too soon to be away from mom but we didn't know he was that young when he was delivered to us. Mistakes were made. We should have asked more questions. Not the point.
He's almost 5 1/2 months old and is an amazingly smart boy. However, he was born in November, and grew up in the snow. Now that the snow is melting here he is confused by the grass. He's been almost completely house broken since he was about 7 weeks old and tells us very easily he needs to go potty. With the snow melting and very very little of it left in the yard now, hes running out of places to potty and WILL NOT go potty in the grass. I can spend an hour outside running around with him saying "go potty. go potty" nad that hes a good boy, and sometimes he'll start to pop a squat and just keep walking and not go. When I finally let him inside, HE PEES ON MY FLOOR. He wont even tell me he has to go out once we're back inside after being out for so long.
Do I just keep at it? He simply wont go potty on the grass. Very seldom has he gone on the grass and hes gotten tons of praise and pets and of course treats. I feel like I need to house break him all over again all because of the grass!