Well, glad you demanded that pup back and found him a place with that other couple.
Shame on that first owner for being so narrow minded. Definitely missed out.
I had read that same info about the months in age plus one is how long you can expect them to hold it. I just started second guessing myself. As you can tell I took everyone's advice and last night was much better. Thank you for the kind and thoughtful words/advice.
Read your reply to Birdman,
So thrilled for you and Sadie.
WindyCanyon Girls, August 2014
For the first three nights I always sleep on the couch with puppy in closed kennel. This way if he whines I can place my hand by the door for puppy to smell and I'm closer to the door to head out at night if really needed. The next week and a half I put puppies kennel in the bedroom so as to hear him whine,again so that [U]if[U] needed I can take puppy out. Usually by this point puppy can be put to sleep wherever you are planning on having them sleep. I have never had to really worry about a pup needing to go out in the night after the first week. But when they do there is no playing at all, just business, as you a many others have stated. Good luck and be strong. A little whining is okay.
My dad used to put a wind up Big Ben clock ( those things were indistructable) from his night stand in with the pup for about two weeks, and he almost never got up in the night for them.