I have a 2.5 months old Golden retriever and I have been house training him for the past 1.5 weeks. Once every 2 hours I take him to his designated area to pee and he does it. But if I miss, he doesn't even call me or give any idea that he is about to pee and pees wherever he is, even near the place where he sleeps.
Also I could see that he doesn't sniff before peeing and if I lift him while he is peeing and then drop him in the designated area, he stops peeing for a long time.
So, why hasn't my puppy already learned that he has to pee only in the designated area?
On the other hand, pooping is a difficult task as he does that on different times every single day and I have no clue how to make him schedule it.
Are these both behaviors caused by the fact he is still young?
One more thing, we wash the designated area most of the time to neutralize the smell. Could that be an issue itself?