Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Chicago burbs
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Here is a picture for you to show you what I did. I was able to enclose an area next to the kitchen with a wonderful free-standing gate. That became her home or ex-pen. She came to me from the breeder at 10 weeks trained on a pee pad. As you can see, i have set up the pee -pad in the tray and also a crate, a blanket, food and water and toys in this area. During the day I could easily step over the gate and go into this area and play and kiss her etc. She would run over the the pad to pee when she had the urge.When she got tired she would go into her crate or lay on a blanket to sleep. At night, I would put her in the crate, and take her up to the bedroom and put the crate on a chair next to the bed so she could see me.If she would stir during the night and whine a bit, I would take her out and put her on a pee pad that I kept in the room. After she went, I would quietly praise her, put her back in the crate and she would sleep until morning. I got Whimsy in the spring, so during the day I could take her outside to play etc.
Now that Whimsy is almost a year, she has the run of the house when I am home (which is all day because I'm retired,) still uses a pee pad...sleeps with me all night long,and basically turned into a perfect little loving companion for me.( My husband adores her too ) Hope this has helped.