I am tring to "Paper/pad" train my 12 week old puppy. I'm going nuts with desiding the best way to do it. I'm using sniffing drops on the pad so he can smell where to go. I made my bathroom into a play pen for him with his paper/pad to go on. Every few days when he does a good job going on the paper/pad, I'm going to make the play pen bigger and bigger until he has the full run of the house. The thing is that, I have had some people say,"Leave him in the crate all day and only let him out for bathroom brakes." And others say "leave him in the play pen all day and see if he will go in the same spot. Only put the dog in the crate at night..." I really don't know what is the best way to go about this. So I'm doing half and half. I let him play in the pen for an hour then I put him in the crate for 3 hours then let him out again. I really don't know whats best. I walk him 3 times a day too. When ever he gos to take a pee or poop. I say "Bathroom" And give him a treat. I'm hoping I can also use voice command to get him to go on the paper/pads too. I'm really trying here. Any ideas?