Good morning, I'm new here and hope to find some friends and advice! Over the weekend my beloved chi/mix passed away. His name was Boo and I have had him for 16 wonderful years. He passed away in his sleep due to old age. Needless to say I was completly devastated, still am. My kids took it hard too (3 girls ages 6-11). Well, last night my mom came over and brought me the sweetest baby girl, a dashound, with a big bow on her head! She is so cute and I know my mom was trying to help but part of me can't help but feel like it is too soon. She bought her from a KILL shelter and ended up rescuing one for herself too. She came home with a puppy pack, her papers, shot reccors and spay certificate. I love her, really I do, I named her Esther. The problem I'm having is I am so far out of puppy mode I don't know where to begin. She is 1 month old and teething. Last night I kept her in the bathroom in my room but she cried so much I let her sleep in bed with me, which she loved and cuddled all night. She has wee weed in the dog bed, I gave her boo's bed which was very hard for me to do, maybe she was marking her space? I need to puppy proof the house. I have a crate I am getting ready for her but it was the one I used to train my old english bulldog (Layla, she is 6 and my other precious baby) So the crate is pretty big for her size. How should I set it up?? It has been so long since I have had a new puppy in the house and I need some advice to get going again. I am filling out her puppy history book now but it is kind of heartbreaking for me still. How can I pick myself up and start moving foward? I love my new baby, the whole family does. Can anyone give me some advice on ctare training, teething, puppy proofing etc...... I need some help. Thank you for listening!