i know im not the only 1 going through all this with a young puppy. its just frustrating and if i can not vent somewhere i will likely explode somewhere. lol.
That's a good start.Does excellent while in her kennel(no potty or potty ordor on her pet bed in the kennel). Does good most of the time.
Chances are there are signs you are missing. It was hard for me at times to notice Snoopy's signs, because sometimes they were subtle, or there was just a very short amount of time between the sign and the pee hitting the floor! Your eyes need to be glued to your pup 100% of the time when she's out of her kennel. If they can't be glued to the pup, she needs to be in her kennel, or you simply need to take her outside more often than you currently are.She has a lot of times when she will NOT let us know when she needs to go potty and i mean absolutely NO warning no "i need to go potty". No whining, no barking, no whimpering, no sniffing, no pacing, no circling.
Don't do it that way. There is the potential to cause problems, and you're doing it wrong anyway. "Almost immediately after the action was committed" is not the right time to punish. You should only reinforce or punish AT the moment the action is taking place... meaning, if you don't punish while she is in the act, there's nothing to be gained by doing it after the fact.Did the old fashioned "rub nose in it" the butt spanking type punishments to correct this behavior ONLY when positive re-inforcement for going potty outside did NOT work. and yes this was done almost immediately after the action was committed(on her potty inside that is).
Yeah, puppies do that. She's still young, and it'll take time to train it out of her. You could read the sticky on bite inhibition in this forum. But it would probably help to know just what you have tried already. What methods have you already implemented, and how long did you stick to one method before giving it up?Also she is into nipping. Did everything i saw on posts, and on some doggy training video's ... She STILL nips!** and yes she has a ton of toys 'n bones! **
This is an easy one. Don't leave things on the floor that you don't want chewed. Alternatively, don't give your puppy access to anything you don't want chewed. You should have at least one puppy-proofed room where there aren't any loose articles left within her reach, so she has somewhere relatively safe to play outside of her kennel. But she still needs to be supervised 24/7 until she is house trained.O...... One other woe on training.... Chewing things that is left on the floor(baby toys, older kid toys, my stuff).
I think the answer to that is yes. It sounds like you're doing well in other areas, but she's too young for you to be expecting perfection. I think if you stick to the positive methods, and really reward her well when she goes outside every single time, she'll learn.Am I expecting too much of her or expecting too much of me? Cause there are days when we go without a potty accident!
If she still pees in the house then no, she is not always able to hold it that long. Just because a dog can hold it for X number of hours once, doesn't mean that they can always be expected to hold it for a long time every time. And they're able to hold it much longer while at rest or sleeping, just like we can. The schedule you describe sounds suitable for an adult dog's day, not so much a puppy. I would take her out more often, and then wait until you have at least a solid week of success (zero accidents inside) before you start to lengthen the time between trips again.She is on a feeding schedule(2 1 cups twice a day *morning and evening*), taken outside at the 30min mark after feeding/drinking. then every 3hrs after that**when im off**. She is able to hold it for that long easily.