Hello and happy new year I am getting a 9 week old border terrier puppy in 3 weeks it will be my first dog. Looking for a bit of advice to see if if I am on the right lines... I work full-time 4 days a week - earlies 7-2 lates 2-10 and nights 9 -6. I have booked 3 weeks off to settle him in to his new home. now I know a lot of people will say it is not fair on a dog if youre working and can't be home 24/7 but hardly anyone would have a dog if that was the case I suppose. So my plan is as Follows... I intend to crate train and will have a 6 foot play pen also. Earlies - 5am take dog out for the toilet play till 5.45 then breakfast back out for toilet then out to work 6.15 with dog crated. My sister will then be collecting dog at 9am till 1pm with dinner around 12pm. Back in crate 1 till 3 when I get home. Then out and about training etc tea at 6/7 and bed at 10/11 Lates - 7am wake up toilet breakfast play etc till 9am. Crate/ or play pen till 11 lunch walk etc till 1pm crate 1 -3 till my sister collects and will be looking after till 8pm when she will crate him till I get home at 10pm Nights - similar routine as above and will be staying at my sisters at night. Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated. I am a novice and want as much help as possible. Done loads of reading and youtube. Should the crate be locked for naps or access to pen be granted? Food times sound ok whilst still puppy on 3 meals a day? Should I sleep in front room for first night or not?