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It won't confuse her... Most of them transition very easily ro going outdoors, and get to prefer it, once it is introduced. OTOH, there are some big down-sides to keeping our puppy so closely confined for that long. The window of opportunity for good socialization is closing by 16 weeks. You should be doing everything you can to socialize your puppy during that period, which means introduxpcing them to as many people and as many dogs in as many settings as is possible and safe. "Safe" means dogs that you know habe been properly innoculated and are not sick. Safe places are your back yard, or a friend's back yard, where they have access only to other safe dogs. Avoid streets, sidewalks and dog parks where a lot of other dogs have been. Take her toplaces like Home Depot or Lowes, but keep her in the carriage or in your arms until her shots are finished avoid places like Petsmart until her shots are done, because, again, it is frequented by lots of dogs, and you don't know their health status.
Oh, And enroll her in a good Puppy Kindergarten with a good positive based trainer ASAP.
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
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