I am not personally living in an apartment but my situation is similar and I need advice as to how you get them all the way down and out when it's potty time. Like in the middle of the night or even just in the middle of the day? Are you using puppy pads and if so does that make training more confusing because they are given more than one option? I recently adopted a Goldendoodle and bless his peeing and pooping little heart but he is now twelve weeks and still not getting it and having a pee fest all over my house. The issue is that my home is multi level and I spend the vast majority of the time on the upper floors. Taking this little guy out is exausting because I have to go down three flights of stairs just to get out to my back yard. I don't want to put him in a crate where he might be alone a lot of the time depending on where I am in the house. At night he sleeps in the upper floor with me and needless to say I am exausted from the middle of the night travels all the way out to the yard. In addition to this I will take him out and literally sometimes stand there for thirty to fourty minutes and if he finally goes I give him rewards but no lie it happens often that after all that time he will come back inside and pee thirty seconds later whether he went outside or not. I really don't know what to do. I feel sorry for him because while up in my room I have him sitting up on the bed with my other dog and don't let him down unless I am going to take him out. I am right here and will talk to them and go and pet and play but I spent all yesterday with the rug doctor and the day before that as well. Please someone help!