We've had our puppy for close to a month now. I've mainly been following Ian Dunbar's advice in terms of keeping her in a puppy pen during the day while I'm working so she can only make 'good choices' and can't get into trouble. In her pen she has a pee pad - we're using newspaper secured to a pee pad tray. We chose newspaper because it's what another trainer (Tuire Kaimio) recommends and it's what people in my family and my best friend did when their dogs were puppies, so it just felt like a normal choice. Nuka doesn't use the pee pad much though because I mostly take her out throughout the day - it's just there for situations when I can't take her out (like 3h client calls or when I go to the shop and my partner forgets to take her out). I just find it really convenient that if she needs to go whilst she's indoors, then it's in one spot and it's easy for me to clean up. When I take her out I say 'hurry up' when she's doing her business. Her breeder used this cue and we're sticking to it. I also give her a treat (cooked chicken) whenever she pees or poops, as Dunbar's advice is: 'Enthusiastically praise your puppy when she eliminates, offer three freeze-dried liver treats'. But the view on giving treats from the Dog Training Advice and Support Facebook group (run by dog trainers) is: 'the dog is being rewarded for what he did not where he did it. [...] the clever dog will learn to do lots of little wees and never fully empty their bladder. The insecure dog may wee indoors to appease you if you get cross about something else because they know that this is something that pleases you and gets rewarded'. They also advise against using a pee pad, which they say can be 'very confusing for the pup that is taught or permitted to toilet in the house'. We've had a few accidents indoors where we've been playing in the lounge and she suddenly stops to pee on the carpet, but lately I've been making sure we take breaks during play to go outdoors and we haven't had any accidents in the past couple of weeks. When she's peed in the lounge we've just cleaned it up with no fuss. Also, recently we were playing and she suddenly ran to the backdoor, so I went out into the garden with her and she did a poop (I was so proud), so I feel like she's starting to get it. But have I made a mistake by using newspaper? And is it wrong to give her treats for peeing in the garden? Sorry for the long post!