Our puppy should be ready to come home around 22nd October I have been reading up on puppy care, training etc however I'm a bit confused as to what to do about toilet training?? I have purchased a medium sized crate as I would like puppy to be crate trained however I'm confused about if I should put down puppy pads in one half of the crate or not? The crate will be in the dinning room where my older dog sleeps. During the day(weather permitting) the back door will be open which leads into our garden and I'll be there to monitor him, it's night times that I'm confused about, If people didn't use puppy pads how did they manage during the night? Did you get up often during the night to let puppy out? I really want to try and avoid using puppy pads if I can so pup knows to go outside. Im off work at the moment( herniated disc, waiting on a spinal injection in November!) so I will be at home most of the time. I have seen a smaller crate advertised which will fit just a bed in and was wondering if it would be better to use a smaller one first with no room for puppy pads or use the medium sized crate and puppy pads!!! Oh it's all confusing!!!