Seeing as there's a few of us here who have young puppies I thought It would be a good idea to have somewhere to vent and ask questions which more experienced members can help with if they want to. The things I'm struggling with at the moment are: 1) Star has no routine with her pooping, it can be any time of day up to 6 times a day. I take her out after she's eaten but I can be out for half and hour but nothing will happen. So she's having accidents in the house. I'm wondering if its the food I'm feeding her?. The kibble is very small so maybe it's not being digested properly?. 2) Whenever I crate her during the day she cries and howls so I find it really hard to do. At night she will go in voluntarily to sleep so I can just close it and it's not an issue. It's making me feel really guilty if I do go out for an hour as I just imagine she's crying. 3)When she goes to sleep at random points during the day, if I move or do something she wakes up and springs into action mode so I find myself just sitting around so I don't disturb her. I know it's the wrong thing to do but then I worry she's not getting enough sleep. Feel free to add your own issues or solutions.