We are planning to get our first family dog. My girls are now 4yo and 7yo. We'll probably get a puppy about 3 months old.
Question: What do you do when puppy whines and cries at night? I know very little about dogs, so I am learning (never had one as an adult). My AP style parenting kicks in and says care for the dog if it's crying, but I know I'd be encouraging them to cry and expect me at night.
So... Do you crate your puppy at night? Sleep with your puppy next to you in your bed? Or on his bed on the floor? Expect him to wake you if he needs to potty overnight (which I expect he will 2x a night or so)? Or set an alarm? Do dogs tend to wake up at night like infants do (and roam around if not crated)?
Sorry if these questions seem silly... I just don't know what to expect :)