I have owned and had a lot of puppies in my lifetime, but this is a first for me. We got a Mini Pinscher about a week ago. In the past when I have gotten a small breed puppy, I have had to take them outside once or twice during the night. HOWEVER. the first night we had Cocoa home she had to get up twice. The next night twice, the third night 3 times, and the past couple of nights 4 times. She always does one job or the other or both. In the past my young puppies did this the first week and then slept through the night. Well, today is day 9 and we are not getting a good nights sleep due to her habits. I am hesitant not to take her, since I don't want her pottying in her crate. She is very persistant when she wakes up and if you don't get up with her she will just keep yelling. I know enough about small dongs, use to the a breeder of Yorkies for the show ring, to see that it is not an infection or anything serious. She has to go often in the daytime too. We seem to be going out every 30-60 minutes. Is this typical of some dogs? I have never had a Mini Pinscher and I have heard they are hard to train. The breeder we got her from says that her mother was not at all difficult to trian. I do know that she wants our constant attention during the day, we are retired and home all day. When will she begin to hold it longer?