So we've had her since 8 weeks old. This is my first Shepherd and wow they are smart. So far she has been learning at a fast rate. She won't nip at you anymore. Maybe a few times when super excited every couple days but we tell her to "Stop". She is pretty good at the "Leave it" command and can sit perfectly. She knows her name and to come here. I've been pretty blown away how fast she is learning. Now, when it comes to house breaking her it has been rough. I should start by saying we live in an apartment. We trained our other dog without crate training to house break him. She is crate trained now to where she will go in the crate while at work or going out places and we cant take them with us. She doesn't really whine during those times bc we aren't home. We don't have the biggest apartment inside but we do take her on walks and play with her constantly. She also is pretty good about not chewing stuff. Maybe an occasional paper towel left nearby but nothing significant. Our other dog is 3.5 years old so I dont remember all what we did to house train him. She will potty while outside when we go but she also has a decent amount of area inside to roam. Bedrooms are gated as is back half of apartment where kids rooms are. So she has living room (where we are most of the time), dining room is connected and she has kitchen where her food is. The way it's set up it's hard to block off any of those 3 areas. Near impossible really. I don't like to crate her while home a lot bc it's in living room with us and we cant have to much whining or being loud due to neighbors. Also, we let the dogs sleep with us as that's how we've always done and like it. We're not too huge on crates as you can see. So obviously it's not her fault when she goes at night in the house I realize. We both work at 630am so it's hard to take her out more than one time at night while sleeping. Usually around 330am. What are some things I can do to help house break her as I feel we are going much too slow in this area. If I need to change and do some things different I'm open to ideas. Will putting her into a crate at night while our other dog sleeps with us work? It's not that we can't deal with any whining but our neighbors cannot as they are older and we have already talked to them a little about this. We are looking at moving in June but she should be house broken by then so that doesn't help us too much. I worry we spoiled her too much at the start with sleeping out in the open with us. But like I said any tips or ideas I would be greatful. Sorry such a long post and if there are a ton of errors I apologize as well bc I'm on my phone.