Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
I hear you! Murphy is 9 months and those first few weeks/ months are still vivid in my mind!
Puppies can be very different from birth and the amount of training they got from three days old until you got them can make a huge difference. I would tie her to you or near you on a piece of rope or leash. It must be long enough for her to move around some, but short enough that you can see her ALWAYS. I find 6 to 8 feet works well. This needs to go on for a good six months. Murphy now just comes to the room I am in, she cannot have the whole house to herself yet and she is an awesome puppy sounds like your Jack. You are teaching impulse control and it takes awhile.
Begin again as if she just arrived. Take her out every 30 minutes to pee. Give her a word when she does pee during and immediately after so she learns to pee on command. Reward with praise, but no treat. Treats with a sensitive dog can mess up potty training - why I do not know, just that they can. i have potty trained about a dozen dogs with just praise.
Crating - if you cannot have her tied to or near you she is in her crate. If she doesn't like it too bad. She does not come out until she has had at least 15 minutes of complete quiet. To help her out try covering her crate with a light sheet, like you would a bird cage. She will get over it.
With minis, and/or girls, you may get up awhile at night. I had one dog (male husky) who had to poop every middle of the night until he was 7 months old. I almost lost my mind. But we survived! When you get her up put her leash on and take her potty. No talking, cuddling, or eye contact. Two minutes to pee max and pop her back in the crate.
I personally would get rid of the potty pad unless she will stay quietly in an pen (not crate) with it in the back. Potty pads randomly placed around the house or near the door to go potty can confuse puppies and dogs.
This little darling is going to need a little tough love.
What are you going to do with the puppies when everyone is back in school?