And when the pup gets fed, take him out immediately to poop, or he goes in his crate. Same thing with water, he drinks, he goes outside. He goes outside after playing etc.
It doesn't have to be a consistent schedule where he goes out at 6 am every morning, then 10 am and so on...it just has to be consistent in terms of having him out after eating and exercise.
"I don't have any idea if my dogs respect me or not, but they're greedy and I have their stuff." -- Patty Ruzzo
"Dogs don't want to control people. They want to control their own lives." --John Bradshaw