I would use a leash or a long line. Any puppy I've had to house-train would be on a leash inside and outside if they weren't in the crate (even if they are just dragging it, WITH direct supervision of course). IMO, it helps resolve the conflict when trying to show them its not ok to pee/poo in the house. You don't have to run to them, screaming NO, chasing them around while they trample all over the poop they just deposited on your floor. When it looks like they are about to go, I grab the leash, and very lightly get their attention (2-3 little pops on the leash. They are on a flat collar, and I'm not doing it hard enough to move them, just to get there attention) "Uh Uh Uh" and walk them out.
When your pup is outside I would have him on a long line. You don't want to keep calling your dog if you know he probably won't comply. Try running away from him, making yourself the most interesting thing in the world and when he comes make sure you have plenty of treats.
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