Last week, two six week old Jack Russell x Border Terrier pups joined my family, a boy and a girl from the same litter. It seemed a good idea at the time to have two, as they would be good company for each other and surely it wouldn't be any more difficult to house train two pups than it would be for just the one? Well, it's over sixteen years since I last had a puppy, so maybe I'd forgotten what hard work they can be and I'm definitely not as sprightly as I was then, so one week later, I'm absolutely worn out to a frazzle and thinking it must be the daftest idea I've ever had. At night, with the aid of a sheet of hardboard, I am able to confine them to part of the dining room and they toilet on the newspaper I put down for them. They can't be confined in this way during the day, so they have the run of the dining and living room, as only an archway divides them. I take them outside frequently, after sleeping, meals, playing and so on and they do what they're supposed to do in their toilet area but we are also having lots of accidents indoors. Considering their young age and that we've only had them for a week, I think they are doing really well. It isn't their fault, it's mine, but how are they ever going to learn that they can't just toilet wherever they are, if I'm not quick enough to get them outside before they actually do their little pile or puddle. I didn't like the idea of using a cage but the more I read about them, the more I'm inclined to think this will be the best way for us, so I've decided to give it a try. What I need to know is, what size cage should I buy? Should I get a small one that is just large enough to hold their bed, or would a larger one with a divider be better, so that I can partition their bed off to confine them for the shorter periods and then open up so they have more room with a toilet area for the longer periods when I'm not around such as night time or out shopping? They should only grow to be small dogs so what size would you recommend to hold both of them when they are fully grown? Thanks for reading this and for any advice and suggestions you can give.