How long does it take to housebreak a puppy?

You can get results in as little as 6 days if you are patient and consistent.
Puppies love to please you and they love to get praise from you with a few well timed rewards.

Do I need to use a crate?

A crate is a good idea when first housebreaking your puppy. They feel more comfortable in small spaces and usually don’t mess where they sleep.

Should I punish him if he has an accident in the house?

No! Your puppy does not yet understand the concept that it is bad to relieve himself inside the house.
Rather if you catch him in the act take him outside to his spot and reward him when done.

How often should I take my puppy outside to relieve himself?

In the beginning of you will need to take your puppy out alot.When he wakes up, goes to bed, after he eats, drinks and after he has taken a nap.