I am about to do some research myself, but I know there are alot of experienced TPF'ers who might have some good info! Let me preface this by saying I'm going to try and set up a puppy training appointment this weekend. But ... Greta is almost 12 weeks old and is only left alone for half an hour each day. When I leave in the morning, well...I had been putting her in her crate, and I'm pretty certain that she does not stop crying the entire time. Not only that, but she jumps around and she poops and gets it everywhere. So I put a gate up in the bathroom so she could be free and try to avoid her pooping and getting it all over herself. Do you think that worked? I have nooo idea how but she went #2 in the corner and managed to walk all in it and get it all over herself. This was many feet away from where it actually happened. So daily we have had to give her baths because of this. Also I hate that she is so upset. Clearly this can't go on as I could never leave the house...and I'm already a homebody because of them! lol hellllppp!!!