Finny was the ring leader to a lot of trouble this week! He decided he no longer wanted to be in the puppy pen with everyone else and climbed right out to join the family in the living room. It didn't take long before the rest of the pack realized they were also capable of leaving. So, the small gate has been replaced with a much taller one.
Crate training has been going great! We started with the buddy system. (Three puppies in a crate, last night we did two puppies in a crate, and tonight they will be sleeping alone!) He has been sleeping through the night without a fuss and hasn't had a single accident in the crate, which is very impressive for being so young.
He takes care of business immediately when we take him outside, which is great, but he doesn't always remember to whine to notify us. So, we are still watching for other cues and offering lots of praise when he takes care of business! He loves to be praised, so I'm confident he'll pick it up quickly. He is so smart!