Is your puppy on a set feeding schedule? Or is food left out for it to graze on? Scheduled feedings help with being able to anticipate when your pup will need to go out. Do you crate train? It's a useful tool in helping a puppy realize that there are times it needs to hold it. Then you can whisk them immediately outside to potty once released from the crate. At that age, I carried mine out so it wouldn't have an accident on the trek outside. You may need to take it out even more often than every hour if you are not using a crate. I think I took mine out every 30 minutes or so when he wasn't crated.
Xan Varik von Fernheim (born 4/3/13)