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Yes, it's common for puppies to have periods of regression, not only in house training, but in ALL kinds of training. (and not only puppies... It happens with adult dogs too, during training). The best thing to do in these instances is to take a few steps back, to a level where the puppy CAN be successful (this usually means less freedom and more supervision) for a while. They usually come around again quickly.
I know some people withhold water in the evening. I do not believe in withholding clean, fresh water from ANY animal at any time unless needed for medical reasons. It just goes against everything I have ever been taught about animal husbandry.
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