I have an 8 week old Cocker Spaniel. I plan to crate train him. The problem I am facing, on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday I will have to leave him alone for 4 hours. I have read that an 8 week puppy can't hold their bladder longer than 3 hours. But there is no one available to come let him out while I am gone. I don't know if I should confine him to the bathroom with paper down, because I don't want to confuse him while crate training him. I thought about putting his crate in the bathroom with him while I was gone. Can somebody help me out? Will I be disrupting the crate training process by putting him in the bathroom for the four hours I am gone? Or should I leave him in his crate?