Hello! I have always wanted a mini dachshund and finally got one 6 days ago. He is a long hair chocolate with tan tips. He has stolen my heart and I want to give him the very best! My boy will be 9 weeks tomorrow. I have never had a puppy before so this is all new to me. I am currently feeding him Eagle Pack dog food because that's what the breeder was feeding him. Is there a better food or diet I should be feeding him? Also he knows how to potty on a potty mat but will poop wherever he pleases and will not go outside no matter how long we are out there. Any tips or suggestions? I bought him a plastic crate and put a puppy bed inside of it with blankets and toys for when I must go to work but he cries and barks for hours so I have been paying my brother in law to come sit with him while I'm at work. But I can't do that forever. Also he will not sleep in his crate at night. He will reach his little legs up on my mattress and cry until I pick him up and he will curl up next to me and fall asleep. Also this little guy is chewing on everything from clothes to furniture to the carpet. I tell him no spray the area with a sour apple taste deterrent spray and give him a toy but he is more interested in the ottoman than a toy. I absolutely love my little man Clark but I could really use some advice from other Dachshund owners. Thank you so much!