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I've had my german shepard mix puppy for a week now. She's 7 weeks old, and kind of a pain in the butt. I just have a couple of questions:

1) I've potty trained it to go outside, so know it lets me know by like crying and stuff and goes near the door. But sometimes it just does it's business in the house ?help?
2)It kinda smells bad it starting to go outside and sort of play/roll in the snow. I 've bathed it and it still smells, im thinking it's her breath.
3) Sometimes it doesn't want to eat from her bowl
4) it bites me alot and my pants
5) it gets really hyper and uncontrolable at times.'

Some help and guidance would be appreciated

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It??? Does your puppy have a name?

7 weeks is a little young to have the puppy away from mama and siblings. Where are you from? In some states it is actually illegal to sell a puppy before it is 8 weeks old.


There are stickies on this board all about puppies and I am sure that you will learn a lot from reading them.
Check out the training forum as well. There is a lot of useful information there.

Puppies though cute as all get out are really often a pain in the butt. It is the "cute" that keeps us from sending them to the curb that first year. :) Good Luck with your little puppy. We would love to see pictures. :)
 

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The gentle, well behaved, obedient puppies give the other 99.999% a bad name.

With a 7 week old pup, you have at least another 3 months of very close supervision before you can begin considering his housebreaking to be reliable.

Puppies like to play with their food. They step in it, they tip over the water and food bowls, and they dig it out of the bowl and eat off the floor.

Puppies bite. They don't have opposable thumbs so they they mouth and bite the things that interest them. It's how they learn about their environment.

Puppies need an outlet for their insane energy. They need to work on self control. They need exercise, play, and they need lots of sleep. There is no way around these facts.

You need to adjust your expectations to reflect the realities of puppy rearing. It's a lot of work (if you're doing it right), it's wrought with frustration and aggravation, it's messy, and many prized possessions will be counted as casualties before you are done. Are we having fun yet?

If your puppy smells, you should visit the veterinarian. It may be a food issue, a health issue, or it may be the normal puppy smell that you find offensive.
 

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A 7-week puppy has about a 2-second warning between the urge to pee or poop and the act itself. If It is warning you, it's a coincidence.

Puppies, like babies are cute, but a pain-in-the-butt. Unlike babies, they outgrow it pretty quickly. Most of us, myself included, are better suited to adult dogs, and very few of us could begin to imagine getting a pup at six weeks.
 

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if you go to youtube and type in 'clicker training' there are a lot of good videos about training .... (even mouthing 'biting')I happened to get my lab 'NIKA' when she was 6 weeks old ... she is 8 weeks old now and already knows ... sit, stay (about 50% of the time), come, home (goes to the back door when outside), leave it (except around the cat) ... laydown, touch (touches her nose to the palm of my hand), gimme five ... right now we are working on impulse control which i think is very important for any dog to know ....

don't give up on your puppy ... with me being home 24/7 and take 'Nika' wherever I go .... I am able to get her to the 'potty' before accidents (90% of the time) .... and if your puppy was not hyper, I would think there was something wrong with it!!!

good luck, post us some pictures

here are some links to youtube videos that I found helpful

http://www.youtube.com/user/eletendre1
http://www.youtube.com/user/kikopup

and if you are just curious about my precious Nika ... here is one of here during a clicker training session that I was doing with her when she was 7 weeks old ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke5G_4MgJkM
 

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Thanks alot for the info guys, i'll definately try to just cope with the puppy to the best of my ability. Just a few more questions, i put a collar on my puppy and i think she's finally geting used to it, but she still dislikes it and sometimes she goes (pee/poo) in the house. Should i take the collar offf?

And also im trying to take her on a leash for when she goes outside to pee, but she doesn't like it and doesn't go outside but inside after i bring it in? Reason why is i don't want her to go on the grass because it's all wett and muddy and she eats the dirt and grass. So i use the leash to keep her on my deck, but all this is making her just go inside?

Any suggestions?
and her name is roxy!!!! lol
 

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am I understanding you right? You WANT her to go on your deck? I think you need to take her down onto the grass and let her walk around. If you want her to only go in one area of your yard, take her out with a leash to that area. Walk her around in that area and say "go potty" say it every 15 seconds or so until she goes. Then praise her like crazy "good potty" Don't squeal and scare her for going but give her lots of love and maybe a good treat for going potty outside.
I would NOT train her to go potty on your deck now or it could become a habit. NOT A GOOD ONE! ick!
 

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if she is eating dirt she most likley on the wrong diet for her ... and about the collar ... is it a nylon color? it should not be tight and you should be able to put your thumb+ under it to make sure it is not tight ... also .... if you use a harness instead of a collar it might help ....

this forum has alot of helpful information .... everyone is willing to help ... you sound like a new puppy/dog owner
 

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Keep the collar on. You can put it on her before her meals or before she gets a chew toy, to reinforce that having it on is a positive thing. Take it off when you cannot supervise her. Just let her get used to it.

Trust me: at 7 weeks old, your puppy is nowhere near potty-trained, and you shouldn't expect her to be. Expect accidents for the first four months, at least, if not six.
 

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1) I've potty trained it to go outside, so know it lets me know by like crying and stuff and goes near the door. But sometimes it just does it's business in the house ?help?
With house training, it is important to take a pup that small out every single hour (at least) on the hour to go out whether she wines or not. Give her lots of praise and treats when she goes.

2)It kinda smells bad it starting to go outside and sort of play/roll in the snow. I 've bathed it and it still smells, im thinking it's her breath.
If it is the dog's breath that smells, it may be due to a dietary issue. What are you feeding? Also, don't bathe her a lot. That is not good for her skin and fur.

3) Sometimes it doesn't want to eat from her bowl
Feeding on a schedule might help this. Only offer food at certain times of day, then remove the bowl.


4) it bites me alot and my pants
Oh the joy of a puppy. Get some good quality teething toys like bully sticks. When the puppy bites at you, squeel or say "OUCH!" very loudly then ignore the puppy.

5) it gets really hyper and uncontrolable at times.
Again, the joys of having a pup. Lots of walks and exercise will help deter this excess energy!

Best of luck!
 

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hey everyone well i have a german shepherd and hes nibbles on himself i was wondering y he does that like does he have flees or what and another thing so far is his play hes very agressive i know hes a shepherd but he dont know when enough is enough so what can i do
 

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