Hi all! My husband, 2 sons (10 and 12), and myself are the new owners of a Mini Goldendoodle named Cali. We are so excited, she is so sweet. Cali is 11 weeks old tomorrow. We are crate training and working on housebreaking her as well. 2 days a week I am out of the house for work for almost 12 hours. This will start next week. Currently, Cali is in a crate that sits inside of a larger pen. I had been keeping the crate door closed and getting up frequently during the night to let her to the wee wee pad. When she first falls asleep she will not cry for 3-4 hours. When she does cry, I get up and bring her to pad, she will go, thenni give a treat and put her back in crate and close door with latch. After her first waking it seems to be hourly. Any suggestions? It’s only been 3 nights since she’s been with us and there have been a number of accidents, but should I leave crate door open so long as she’s in the pen? Also, I have been covering crate with a blanket at night, this would be difficult to do if own door is to stay open. Any suggestions or feedback are greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!