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First and foremost your pup is too young to have any knowledge about where to relieve himself. A puppy will just think to himself “I need to go” and he will go wherever he is.
General rule is that as soon as he wakens from sleep or has eaten take him outside immediately. At this stage it is imperative that you STAY with him. Find a word/s you find comfortable with such as “wee wees” or “pee pee” and repeat it gently. Nature decrees that as soon as a baby animal wakens or has eaten he will want to relieve himself. As soon as he does it, make a great fuss of him and bring him back inside. If you would prefer to paper train, leave several layers of large newspapers about where he is allowed to go in the house and instead of taking him out, take him to the paper. A lot of people say this confuses baby animals and it is better to take them directly outside but it is whatever is convenient for you.
At 10 weeks he will want to go quite often so I would take him out at least every couple of hours but obviously don’t waken him from his sleep to do so.
Puppies like babies all differ in ages that their bladder matures, so don’t expect too much too soon. Some puppies can take up to 6 months to be fully house trained. By that I mean the odd accident, not as he is now. You will soon learn to recognise the signs, just be consistent and always praise when he goes outside for you. Don’t scold him when he does it inside – you can say something like “Oh my goodness what is that” in a couple of week’s time but in the meantime, quickly lift it and clean up. Above all, enjoy your puppy!
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