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Catahoula Leopard Dog puppy questions

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Good morning all. I recently became the happy owner of an 8 week old Catahoula puppy. My last dog was supposedly a Boxer/Shiba Inu mix (got him from a shelter so I'm not really sure). From what I've read Houla's seem to be more stubborn and was wondering if any owners had some advice for me with training. He does fairly well on the leash right now and is finally starting to not go crazy all night in his crate (it was a rough 1st 5 nights). He drinks A LOT of water. Should I limit how much I give him? He also doesn't indicate at all that he has to go out. He can go out and do both, I bring him in and 5 minutes later he is peeing. I give a training treat and pet him and tell him good boy when he goes outside. Any advice would be much appreciated. Have a great day y'all.

P.S. I realize he is still very young and I'm not expecting miracles. I just want this to be an enjoyable experience for both of us.
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Like any dog, they will do well with positive, reward-based training. If you want a free resource, then Kikopup on YouTube is a good option. Dog Training by Kikopup For a paid resource, the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy is fantastic. Fenzi Dog Sports Academy - Home While the next six-week-long session doesn't start until June 1st, there are several good classes in the self study section, including Puppy Genius, which introduces basic training and dealing with "stuff" in general. Fenzi Dog Sports Academy - FE115: Baby Genius

Regarding the potty training, baby puppies need to go out frequently. Take him out after he wakes up, after he eats, after he's been playing a while. after he's taken a long slurp of water, any time he looks like he's thinking about pottying (sniffing, circling, etc.), and every twenty minutes just because. When you are out, make sure he's actually empty. Some puppies need to pee two or three times to completely empty their bladder.
Give the dog time to get used to you, to the new house and the fact that his mother is not around
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