Hi I was wondering if anyone had suggestions to help my along with my training of 8 week old Josie. She is doing fairly well I think but is not crazy about being alone at night. I have had many suggestions from other dog owners but I was wondering if you guys have had any success with these ideas: hot water bottle, ticking clock wrapped in blanket, and when away from the home leave the radio on. She has broken free from her exercise pen a few times and I am wondering if I should just let her have the run of the kitchen with baby gates blocking the other rooms. She goes on the paper but how do I know when she's truly ready or is it trial and error?