Just got a 10 week old GSP and she is going to be an inside dog. Too many predators where I live to have a dog outside all the time. Any advice for letting one stay in the house at this age. Crate them quite a bit, or not???
Crating is good, but these are social dogs and need to be with there people too. Also, you need to be sure your pup gets lots of potty breaks, play time and exercise. Where do you live with so many predators? What kind of predators do you have? Can your dog stay out some during the day?
I crate a pup that age when I'm sleeping or gone to keep them safe (and your belongings in one piece) - and occasionally when they are acting up and I know it's because they are tired and needing a nap. Otherwise, the best and fastest way to potty train is to keep her attached to you with a long leash so she can't sneak away and have an accident that goes unnoticed. It's a lot of work but effective.