Adelaide is 18 weeks old today and she pooped and peed in the house today. She has her AKC Star Puppy award and we train several days a week. She comes, stays, sits, downs and is a joy in every way except she isn't showing any signs at all of being house broken. I am with her 24/7 and know her habits. I understand her behavior when she wants to go out. I take her out once, sometimes twice a night. She only whimpers in her kennel (beside my bed) at night when she needs to potty. Most of the time she sleeps for 6 - 8 hours now without needing to go outside. I have only scolded her a few times in the past 3 months for doing business in the house and that was during the few times when I caught her. I know the rules about taking her outside and I follow them practically religiously. But she will go outside for twenty minutes, do business one and two and come back inside for five minutes and do business again. Yes she poops twice and pees twice normally. Outside. And on the rare occasion she will come right back inside and do it again - like today. Or she will give me zero sign that she needs to go, but she goes where I can't see her so I think she understands I don't like the behavior. I asked the trainer how she ever learns that its not allowed to do business inside and she said "they just do." The trainer also recommended keeping her in a crate during the day as well as at night. She is a companion to my 3 year old dog and to me so I do not want to keep her in the crate during the day. I am soliciting suggestions but really don't want her in the crate all day and I am following the flow chart so need some new ideas. Thank you. And love this forum and the patient people who are willing to help. She is my second GSD but my first puppy.