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When I was doing the potty training (outside only), I'd do 15 mins outside and if he didn't go, back in the kennel/crate for 45 mins without any fanfare. Then on the hour, 15 outside, 45 mins inside. If he went, superhappy celebration and he got a long playtime inside instead of the crate (but he was a little puppy, so he'd get exhausted then naptime in the crate). I'd do this routine first thing in the AM, and then every time we came home from work/errands. He would only poop immediately after eating, so the others were just pee breaks. I think I only had to do the repeat 15-45s the first one or two times, and then he got it and would go quickly. My pup was never trained indoors, so if I couldn't watch him with 100% attention, he was crated (which was relaxed after the first month and at 7 months old, I started giving him limited freedom on short errands).