Thanks so much for some great puppy housetraining advice and ideas. Since this is all new to me I am also wondering what to expect once my puppy grows up! How often does a dog need to be taken outside to go potty? I have not yet payed for my puppy in full (I am 99.9% sure I want to do this!) I am really stressing about this potty thing! I fully understand the work, time and commitment with a puppy and their schedule...every 2-3 hours and during the night as well. BUT once they are fully housetrained and no longer a baby do we get some freedom back? Can I go to the pool all day with my kids and not have to rush home within a few hours to let him out? Do they sleep through the night (a good 7 hours or so)? Any adult dog schedules/ideas would be very helpful to me! I hate to miss out on this guy (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) and the joy of a dog in general just because I am afraid I will never be able to leave my house again for more than a few hours! Thank you so much in advance!