So it's been a lonnggg time since I've had a puppy in the house and it's a bit of a blur for me now. I remember crate-training our puppy and him picking up on housetraining really quick (he was a sheltie), but I don't remember a lot of other details. And there are a lot more products and set-ups available now than there was in 1994.
So tell me, what worked for you? Did you strictly crate-train? Was your puppy in the crate at all times when he wasn't supervised? Or did you set up a playpen area for him for when you were home but couldn't keep a close eye on him? What did you put in the playpen -- a bed, or his crate with the door open?
I bought a wire crate but it probably won't fit in the playpen, a little too big. So I was thinking of just a bed. Or I could put the carrier I bought in there, but I'm afraid he might chew it?
Just found a Sturdibag on clearance at Petsmart, I think that's what I'm going to bring him home in tomorrow.