I am having some trouble house breaking Malu. He is really good about going potty outside. Unfortunately, he also has no problem peeing inside. He seems to always do it on my couch on a throw pillow or blanket.
My biggest issue is he shows no signs of needing to go. One minute he'll be fine, I'll turn my back for 2 seconds (literally) and he'll pee. My last dog would do a "potty dance" and I could always tell when he needed to go. I don't remember having this many accidents with the last dog (although its probably only been a dozen accidents in the last 2 weeks).
I feel like the only way for me to house train him properly is to watch him like a hawk and not take him out until he tries to go inside and I tell him "NO" and then take him outside. That has only happened once. He started to pee, I said "No" and he stopped. I then asked if he wanted to go outside, took him out, let him pee and rewarded him. Every other time he has had an accident I haven't caught him in the act. I feel like every accident is a huge step back! Whats more frustrating is I have the opportunity to work from home many days but I have to keep him in the crate because I cant keep my eyes on him constantly. I might as well be in the office
Maybe I have overly high expectations, I have only had him 3 weeks and he's only 12 weeks old.
any tips are much appreciated.