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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new pup to be. You didn't say (or I missed) are you getting a boy or a girl?
You sure have come to the right place for information on caring for and training your new little family member. You will find tons of opinions on how best to care for your pup. You may have to try a couple of different things till you find what works best for you. That is what is so great about this forum. So many different methods to choose from. What I will say about that is, if you are trying one method, and it isn't working, try something else. Don't do the same thing over and over and expect different results. That is why I love this forum, if something doesn't work for me, I can always come on here and find another way.
I can tell you what has worked best for me as far as housebreaking and leaving a young pup alone.
I don't usually like the idea of putting a young pup in a room alone when unsupervised. There is too much for them to destroy. I actually tried it with an adult rescue and it didn't work for me. I put her in the bathroom while I had to go out for a couple of hours and when I got home, she had tried to chew through the bathroom door. I had to replace the door and door frame. It was totally my fault. She was new and I shouldn't have left her alone in the bathroom. Lesson learned. That being said, I know that she was older but a puppy can do some damage to walls and baseboards as well. Especially if left alone and bored.
I recently got a puppy and although I am retired and stay at home most of the time, there are times that I have to leave for extended periods. My solution was an x pen attached to a crated. That way if she has to relieve herself, she can without having to lay in it. She has a play area, a sleep area, and a pee area. I don't like using pee pads because I have seen them chew them up and I worry about the chemicals used to make them. I use newspaper. My girl always used the newspaper. As she got older and was able to hold it longer, I removed the newspaper and she just waited till I let her outside.
Housebreaking is possible even if she starts out with a potty area in the house, it just may take a little longer.
I have a couple of suggestions for housebreaking that may make it a little easier.
1 - Don't allow the pup access to carpeted areas. This feels too much like grass to them and they can squat and pee before you can blink your eye. Once the scent is in that carpet, well all I can say is good luck trying to get the scent completely removed and if they can smell it, they will likely go there again. If you only have carpeted areas, you can cover a 4x8 sheet of plywood with a piece of vinyl linoleum and set your x pen/crate on that.
2 - While you are at home with the pup the first couple of weeks, take the pup out every half hour. Set your timer so that you don't forget. When you take the pup out, give them a command that you want to use for going potty. We say, "go pee" I know some who say, "get busy". As soon as the pup goes, tell them how good they are and give a treat. If they have an accident in the house and you don't see it. Just clean it up and don't say anything. They may look at you like, "hey, where's my treat" but if you ignore they will soon catch on that the treat and attention only comes by going potty outside. If the pup is peeing in the house even while taking it out every 30 minutes then you will have to start taking it out every 20 minutes. Every pup is different. What works for one may not work for another. You will have to learn your pups elimination schedule. It took me a couple of days to learn mine. She would poop outside in the morning and I would bring her in and she would poop again. After a couple of days, I just left her outside until after the second poop and she stopped pooping in her playpen.
3 - When you are taking the pup outside, say the word, "outside" and pick the pup up and carry them to the spot where you want them to go. Then give them the command to "go". Pups are constantly learning and they are learning a new language so use every opportunity to teach them what different words mean. By saying outside and teaching them what it means, when you catch them eliminating in the house, you can pick them up and say, "outside" so that eventually they will put 2 + 2 together and get it.
I know that you are going to be home for the first couple of weeks and you might want to try to resist the urge to play with the pup all the time. The pup should be allowed to learn to play by it self and self sooth in it's playpen. I am not saying don't play with them, but you will be going back to work and the pup will be alone. You might need to start to acclimate them to that ahead of time. This will be a tough time for a young pup. So many changes all at once. From mom to your house, played with all the time, to being left alone for hours on end. (it will seem like that if it has access to you 24/7) IMO, if you don't want to have problems, like separation anxiety, later on, then get her used to being left alone for short periods as soon as you get her.
Last, but not least, DON'T feel guilty about leaving your pup alone. Lots of people do it very successfully. It does not do irreparable damage to the pup. Just make sure that your pups needs are being met. Training, exercise and socialization are as important as food, water, and vaccinations.
Good luck and I can't wait to see pictures.