The attention span of a puppy is about a nano-second, you are expecting far too much from him at this time. At this point, sitting for the food bowl is about the best you can expect.
As for potty training...I posted the following to this list back in Nov. but here it is again...
Puppies need to potty after they wake up, after they exercise and after they eat. Take her out on a leash each time and praise like crazy when she potties outside. When you can't supervise her when she is inside, you need to crate her. Take her outside when you let her out of the crate. Puppies usually aren't reliably potty trained until they are around 6 months old. And the potty training progress rests on the owner and how diligent he/she is with the training. NEVER rub a puppy's nose in the potty or never use harsh corrections. If you feel a correction is needed for a potty accident in the house, roll up a newspaper and hit yourself over the head for not paying enough attention to the puppy!
Ridgebacks by Lexess
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