We have learned in less than a week that a puppy is a lot like a baby. He wakes in the night and needs to go out. He is up and at it early. He needs a schedule. We can't leave him for too long. He also has captured our hearts and we are loving taking him on walks and playing and snuggling. He is doing very well with the housebreaking, so we are on our way. The kids learned within the first twenty four hours that puppies need to go out even when it is raining.