I'm new to all of this, but after reading on here and talking with the breeder I have decided that our puppy will be locked in the crate from the first night on. I have decided not to leave the crate big enough for a puppy pad or papper. Just big enough for a bed and a few toys. She will sleep in the crate next to my bed and i will take her out hopefully just once during the night. I go to bed around 11 and my son gets me up at 6 so i think taking her out once in 7 hours should be ok. If i have to take her out more at first i'll just deal with less sleep. With 2 young kids i'm still used to all of this!