Oh my goodness, having a puppy has certainly been a wake up call, its just like bringing a baby home. The first night he didn't settle till midnight. After that we got to know his awake time and sleep time a little better. We took it in turns to get up to see to him in the night as he was waking to go to the loo as we were leaving his food down all evening. Apparently if you remove their food around 6:30 in the evening they aren't stimulated to need a number 2. Of course once you'd let him out he expected you to play with him a little when he came back in, not brilliant at 3 in the morning. By Saturday we looked and felt shattered and we were looking after 2 of the grandchildren too! However, fingers crossed last night he went in his crate at 10:30 and we both woke with a start at 6:30 this morning. We quickly got out of bed to check he was OK our hearts pounding thinking something was wrong. As we dashed into the kitchen and lifted the crate cover to check he gave us a strange look as if to say what's the problem! He went straight into the garden to do a wee before asking to be let in, he then gave a little cry to go back out and did a number 2. We praised him enthusiastically and gave him a small treat for his efforts. In all honesty we've only had a few accidents indoors.
He's been introduced to the whole family who think he is extremely cute. My granddaughter never left his side all weekend, she even fell asleep clutching his paw and I literally had to prise her hand off to put him to bed in his crate. I've never seen her sit so still, she never moved a muscle whilst Bertie slept. So while he's asleep I'm catching up on my blog reading and writing. Back tomorrow......Bertie permitting! Tx