Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Webster, NY
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Congratulations on getting your new puppy! I used a crate and an expen with Molly. I never put the crate in the pen because I did not want an indoor potty area. I would put her in the crate during the day if she did not go potty outside. She would stay in there and then we would try again in a little while . After she pottied outside she would get freedom in the house, but I still watched her like a hawk. I would also put her in there while I took a shower or if I had to go out. Your little one will be fine in there while you go to the dentist. I used the expen to give Molly more freedom than the crate if I didn't want to be watching her every second, for example while I was cooking dinner. I used to also put her food and water dishes in there, some toys and a little bed. She would play in there, take naps, and she could still see me. If you are patient they will get used to being in the crate and pen. Don't worry, it will get much easier down the road. Just be consistant and don't give her too much freedom in the house too soon or you will have potty accidents.
Diane and Molly