My beagle puppy is just shy of 7 months and potty training is still pretty inconsistent.
From 9-3ish, he is kept in an ex. pen in the living room which opens to a doggy door and small patio. He has never had an accident in the pen when I am gone at work. He has probably had 2-4 accidents in the pen when I am home.
When I'm home, I want to open the ex. pen so he has access to the rest of the living room/me and still has access to the doggy door (if I'm home and he's in the pen, he screams for attention which is the bigger maddening problem, but seems like it would be solved by him just being trustworthy out of the pen). When he has access to the living room, he's very unreliable. Sometimes he goes outside on his own, sometimes he'll just pee on the floor. For the most part, I try to keep track of him and intentionally put him out to pee every 30-45 minutes or so.
I'm wondering if there are any suggestions to speed this process? I feel like I'm going to lose my mind if I have to continue paying attention to him every moment for more months. I can't take a break and leave him in the ex. pen because he screams and makes me lose my mind more.
Also, any suggestions for helping him realize that no peeing in our house also means no peeing indoors anywhere? He is 0% reliable to not pee in my parents' house when we go there.