UPDATE TO THE UPDATE FOR SUNNY:
Sunny is perfectly crate trained for more than just night time. He hates and attacks vacuums so I crated him while I cleaned and he just napped until I was done. Yay!
He is doing very well with housebreaking. We have expanded his space in our house - den/kitchen, living room, dining room, entry with no accidents. He has been loose in our bedroom before crating and he has not marked. He loves to get on the bed and snuggle and nap.
In the mornings when I open the crate, Sunny stays in his 'little cave' for a bit and slowly stretches his way out. He prefers to eat before he does anything in life. In the mornings, if he even hears kibble sounds, he will not pee until breakfast has been served and devoured.
He sits and waits for his food. While he eats very quickly, he is not inhaling it quite as fast. We still have a ball in his bowl to slow him down. We feed him apart from the other dogs because it is easier but I know, like Clancy, he will learn that his food bowl is for him and there will always be a meal, so he doesn't need to steal from the others.
Sunny adores the neighborhood children ( ages 8 - 12) who play with him and take him for walks.
Here is a link to my last post with photos:
On Sunday Sunny will begin an RV camping trip with us. We are introducing him to our RV beginning today so he will know it is just part of his 'home' and no marking will be needed. This will be an 'exciting' trip as it will be our 10 month old granddaughter's first camping trip also. Just think 4 dogs, 3 adults, 1 baby in 32 feet. Hmmm - maybe I will consider boarding myself somewhere ..... I will let you all know how Sunny does with photos!
This is one sure-fire adoptable little poodle-mix (we think he is Bichon/poodle) who will be a delightful addition to a loving family.