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Well we finally picked Dudley up yesterday, was worried about journey after hitting a snowstorm early on but that cleared so was ok (still 2hrs35mins though). well we put Dudley in a fabric crate as it was only myself and my son in the car, he cried for 5 mins or so then gave up. We visited a friends who lives half way, he enjoyed meeting her 2 children, their cat was not impressed but after he spat and yowled then flew out, Dudley just looked at me as if to say "what's his problem?"! We were home in plenty of time for him to explore the house - and what an explorer! climbing up onto a small wicker basket then nearly pulling himself up onto the unit next to it! At bedtime we put him in crate with an area next to it just big enough for a puppy pad(about 11pm). He cried for about 10-15 mins then settled, he woke us up crying at 2.45 again stopped after a while, unfortunately my son got up for a wee after he stopped crying which of course set him off again! I hoped that would be it, but no he decided we really needed to wake up at 4.30 as well!! again he didn't cry for too long and I went down at 6.30, I was really surprised to find he had stayed clean all night, unfortunately I let him out before putting my coat on and he didn't make it outside. He has been good fun today, so glad it has been dry as I have been outside about every 15 mins!! not sure he is getting the idea why but with good timing there have been no more accidents. I know I won't be able to keep that up as I'm shattered - must start the puppy diary, he looks much more Cocker than poodle and i'm not sure he has much poodle intelligence! will try to post a picture that shows that well - think maybe we should have called him Zippo, after the clown!!