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Dogs do not fight until they are tired. Dogs PLAY until they are tired.
Dogs do not eliminate inappropriately for any sort of nefarious reason... not out of rebellion, not for revenge, not for any one of the many reasons people claim as a means to shift the responsibility for the behavior on to the dog instead of where it belongs... on the person. Dogs eliminate inappropriately out of confusion... they are not as clear on the concept as people think they are. Dogs eliminate inappropriately because people do not do the things required to make sure that they can be successful. Sometimes, dogs eliminate inappropriately for medical reasons.
Your pup is not completely housebroken, yet. Instead of making him out to be at fault, do what YOU need to do! Be more alert to signs he needs to eliminate, and get him out. Go outside with him, and acknowledge and reward correct behavior. If he is eliminating in the wrong part of the yard, take him to the correct place and reward success. Notice when he has played hard and gotten a big drink... he will have to urinate soon! Do NOT punish mistakes on his part... they are mistakes on YOUR part... clean up, move on, resolve to do better yourself.
Watch following what you read. There are multitudes of training philosophies... many of them will get you from here to there, but picking bits and pieces from this and that will often result in huge confusion if there is conflict between methods. Stop harrassing your pup to instill tolerance!
Raising a Doberman puppy is a joy... or, it should be. If you approach it as a herculean task or an unpleasant task... that is what it will be, to you. If you are not having fun, there is something wrong with your relationship with your pup... and, it probably ain't his fault. Bitching about your pup's behavior is simply non-productive... rather, figure out how you can change YOUR behavior to turn things around.