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HELLO EVERYONE I NEED HELP I AM A NEW DOBERMAN PUPPY OWNER. I AM CRATE TRAINING MY PUPPY, HE WILL ONLY PEE IN HIS CRATE NEVER POOP, I CAN TAKE HIM OUTSIDE AND HE DOES POTTY OUT THERE BUT HE WILL WALK RIGHT BACK IN THE HOUSE AND PEE AGAIN EITHER IN THE HOUSE OR IN HES CRATE. ONLY ON MY CARPET NEVER ON THE TILE FLOOR....WHAT CAN I DO?

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I am a new owner as well. What worked for me was to make sure he only had enough room in his crate to lay down and turn around. Make sure you take the puppy out right after he wakes up, eats and plays. Make sure you wash the crate and bedding as well. Never let him out of your sight so you can watch for the signs of him needing to go potty. We made a rule that when Ares is awake we take him out at least every 20-30 minutes no matter what. Hope this helps!

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I would recommend the "Petsmart Potty Training Manual" to any new puppr owner.  I am not promoting one store over another.  I used this manual to the "T" and Shelbi was completly ptty trained in 5 days.  We acquired Shelbi when she was 7 wks old, so she was also young.  I absolutely swear by this book.

BTW this manual was given to me by the owner of Shelbi's dad

Jeri & Shelbi

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WE TAKE HER OUT EVERY 20 MINS AND SHE WILL POTTY OUTSIDE. BUT WILL COME RIGHT BACK IN AND PEE AGAIN. I HAVE DONE ALOT OF READING ON DOBERMANS. THE ONE THING I THINK WE MAY BE HAVING, IS THE BREEDER TOOK THE PUPPYS  AWAY FROM MOM AT 3 WEEKS OLD AND SOLD THEM, I THINK THIS MAY BE SOME OF THE PROBLEM BUT NOT SURE. SHE HAS ONE SET OF SHOTS,AND GOING NEXT WEEK FOR SECOND SET. VET HAS LOOKED AT HER AND SAID TO BE IN GOOD HEALTH BUT COULD NOT BELIVE THE THEY WERE TAKEN AWAY THAT EARLY. ALSO HER CRATE IS SMALL

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Poor wee thing.  She is way too young to begin the concept of house training.  Please keep her safe and indoors, don't introduce her to any strange dogs... no dog parks, etc.  

Start working on house training at around 7-8 weeks, right now she is an infant and you can't expect an infant human to not pee in it's diapers.

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SHE IS 8 WEEKS NOW... BUT I WAS READY STUFF ABOUT HER BEING TAKEN AWAY EARLY.. AND HOW MOM TEACHES THEM SO MUCH.. IM JUST WORRIED THAT MAY BE A PROBLEM.

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April, not to be a downer, but you will absolutely be dealing with all kinds of problems - probably for her entire life - due to her being taken away from mom so early.  She is only NOW old enough to have been separated from mom/littermates!  >.<  From here out, you should start to see more success in housetraining efforts...  it's a matter of age/physical capability, not intelligence or training methods.

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Look out I think we have a fisher.

 

Original post stated several times the puppy is a boy.  Following posts state puppy is a girl.

 

Sounds Fishy to me!!!

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jerial13 to answer you, I have had a yorkie for 12yrs and he was a male, he just past away 4mths ago. Now I have Nola and she is female but its habit saying male.