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I agree. The thing about upstairs: puppies (and dogs in general) don't "generalize" well. So, if he's starting to understand that going to the door is the way he lets you know, that works for downstairs. BUT, there isn't that one special door upstairs. So, he doesn't have an option when he's upstairs.

The two keys, IMO, are PREVENTION and SUPERVISION. Prevent accidents by having your eyes on him 100% of the time. If you can't keep your eyes on him because you have to leave the house, or you have chores to take care of, contain him in a crate or pen. Some people find it helpful to tether the puppy to them with a leash so they are never out of their sight.

I agree with Niraya, don't let him run ahead of you to the extent that he has enough time to pee somewhere. Imagine he's a toddler that's just learning to crawl. Parents always just kind of follow the crawling toddler around to make sure that they are ok. Do the same with the puppy. If he moves, move with him.
It's not forever. Hopefully! :)
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