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Hey gang,

Bought an 8 week old female vizsla puppy this weekend. Love the dog so far and have no regrets.

That being said she goes potty a lot!

1) how much water should I be giving her?

2) best method for training at this age? Mats, treat bribery, stern scorning (joking), etc

3) what do you think is a normal amount of peeing? I swear she goes every 15 minutes. Did my breeder secretly give me a 1 month old? She's about 8 lbs.
 

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If she is going to potty every 15 minutes. Take her out every 14 minutes, when she's awake.

Puppies just lack the ability to hold it for very long. I don't withhold water from them.
 

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Don't know if this helps, but our 10-month old female V pee'ed a bunch more than my male V during puppy stage. Don't know if it is gender specific, but it is noticeably different. That being said our female does drink more than our male. I swear he's a camal....lol.
 

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Don't restrict the water! especially as they're growing. Access to clean water is critical for puppies. At this point in her life she should be eating and drinking as much as she can.
In my limited experience, 2 females, 4 males, the females pee more often, and can hold it for less time. That's just my observation though.
Best method for potty training, is to take her out often. When she wakes up, when she stops playing, any sniffing around, when she's done eating. Basically, if she's not actively involved in eating, sleeping and playing, she's looking to go pee.
8lbs. is a little bit small, but not terribly. Finn, my current male was 9.2lbs at 8 weeks old. At 6 months now, he's at about 38lbs. He's a little light, but he's tall, long, and lean, at this point, and he'll start filling out over the next 6-8 months. He'll probably have his full adult weight and size by 18 months. This time next year.
I promise the breeder didn't give you a 4 week old puppy. ;)
 
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