You should aim to take your puppy out every hour initially and gradually build up to every two to three hours, and at other times when they are likely to go.
Puppies always need to toilet 10-15 minutes after eating or napping, will likely toilet after excitement, and also need to go out first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
You can also keep an eye out for your puppy’s natural cues – sniffing the floor or walking in circles are often signs your pup might be planning on going, so getting them outside if you see these signs is a good idea.
Carry your puppy outside to toilet at first. Although lead training is important, if you always attached the lead to your puppy before toilet time, they may learn that they should only toilet when on the lead which can cause difficulties later on.
Let your puppy concentrate on doing their business as and resist the temptation to play as this can be distracting. Play can also encourage toileting however, so if your pup is being stubborn about going a little fun might encourage some action!