Recently I went on holiday for 2 weeks and left my puppy in the care of a friend and his wife/kids. They did a brilliant job with him. It was like dog borstal I think! He now stays in the kitchen at night in his crate. He let him out to the toilet and he goes straight into it. He cries for about 2/3 minutes but then we don't hear a peep until the next morning. He's also much better at being left alone. Neighbours say he stops crying now after 5/10 minutes. The only issue I'm having is his toilet training. My friend said they got him to elminate on a piece of paper at the back door. But as soon as he came home he peed on the floor in the living room. I put it down to excitement but he seems to be no different, despite my friend saying he was good as gold and really good with them at going to the piece of paper. He's only 11 weeks, so I'm probably expecting too much, but does anyone have any advice for me? I'm considering when i go out papering the kitchen and then removing a piece at a time over a number of weeks and hopefully getting him to head to the right area then. When we are in the house I try to watch him like a hawk and get him outside when he is making the tell tale signs.