G20man, Could you go over the best way to housebreak a new puppy. We have a crate as well and would like to get thru this as easy as possible. We have a week right now that we are off work so we can spend some time doing this. Right now we have been trying to use the puppy pads next to the outside door that we let our other dog out. Ideas/Suggestions greatly appreciated!!! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!