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Good morning! I am Laura, one of the UK vets.
What does Ianto do when you put the leash on him indoors, with no intention of going outside?
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I would get a lightweight lead or house line (lead with no loop at the end) and let it trail after him inside. If he really hates it and won't move, then keep his favorite treat so the only time he gets it is when he is wearing the lead. Some dogs can be quite funny about leads and collars and I have had dogs not walk forwards for two days with a lead on until they realised they could still move!
For small puppies I'd be going out every 2 hours during the day, including first thing in the morning, after eating and after a nap. You should be able to gradually reduce it as the pup gets older.
Unfortunately it's just patience until the penny drops and he realises what he's meant to do.
You could try reducing the number of times he goes out and try to time it for when he usually tends to go?
You are very welcome. Let me know how he's getting on!