We recently brought a malamute puppy into our home. He is almost 12 weeks old and very well behaved generally. Also he is a fantastic fun to have. However we're having trouble house breaking him.
I've mostly worked out his 'tells' now, so I know when he needs to go most of the time, however, if I put him outside he will simply wait outside until I let him in and then pretty much immediately go in the house - this morning I left him outside for an hour and a half and he still held it!
I've just got back from a trip in the car with him, walked him around from our parking space (plenty of opportunity outside) and he went almost immediately when we got inside - it was a pretty big wee too, so he'd been holding it a while.
Tried puppy pads - he uses them about as much as he doesn't, tried standing watching him outside, he waits, tried ignoring him, he waits. I've rewarded him the few times he has gone outside but it's not often enough for him to get the message.
What can I do?