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So tell me if I’m crazy but I think Rocco is a genius. He had been doing well with going pee outside. I take him out every 30 minutes or so. But today is especially cold out and when I take him to the bathroom he refuses to go! But as soon as I bring him inside (within 2 minutes) he pees! I get he’s a baby so I’m not upset about it. I’m just more curious if it’s because of how cold it is.

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So tell me if Iím crazy but I think Rocco is a genius. He had been doing well with going pee outside. I take him out every 30 minutes or so. But today is especially cold out and when I take him to the bathroom he refuses to go! But as soon as I bring him inside (within 2 minutes) he pees! I get heís a baby so Iím not upset about it. Iím just more curious if itís because of how cold it is.
Sorry, he's not a genius except to the extent that Dobes are skilled at training their owners even as babies.

I'd be upset about it--he's training you to accept him using the house as a bathroom--when you should be working hard at teaching the great outdoors, in all weather, is his.

One of the ways to stop him from doing this is to take him back in if he hasn't peed or pooped or whatever he's supposed to be doing and crate him for 5 or 10 minutes and then take him out again--continue to do that until he does what he's supposed to do.

And almost every Doberman owner has run into this with puppies--sometime the excuse is that the puppy got distracted and forgot to go--no excuses--just make it clear that the house is NOT a bathroom for dogs.

The longer you don't get upset by it and let it slide the harder it will be to get rid of a formed habit and with males it will make it harder when they get to the leg lifting age and stage to stop that in it's tracks.

Puppies get trained to go outside and pee in the great white north when they were from fall or winter litters--and they learn--I know your geographical area and even very cold weather isn't all that bad--it's your job to convince him that the faster he takes care of business the faster he can come inside where it's warm--so don't continue to let him think he's trained you to let him pee in the house--crate him and take him back out--rinse and repeat until he actually does pee.

Puppies--they all eventually think of all the things that puppies who came along before them think of==give him credit for being a genius when he will run out into the yard and pee even if it's a monsoon rain or snowing a blizzard. That's worth a big reward...

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