So, I've gotten a dog for the first time in my life. Unfortunately, I've gotten a lot of conflicting information on how to raise the little guy. Heres some questions:
1. Should I kennel/crate train? If so, how? Some people say leave him in overnight while others say during the day. I'm WFH at the moment in case it matters.
2. Potty training - we've been keeping him up on furniture as he won't go if we're near him. I take him out every 30 minutes to an hour. However, I feel bad "trapping" him on the furniture, but, if he runs free he just goes everywhere. Should I just let him run and hope to get him right as he needs to go? He's doing this thing where I'll take him outside for a while and he won't go and then immediately goes when back in. I've been using treats to encourage outside pottying but I'm not sure if it's sticking yet.
If anyone else has any suggestions, let me know. I know these things take a while and he's about 9 weeks old so it may be (way?) too soon to expect results.
Also, expected photo: