How many nights disturbed sleep can I expect while my puppy is getting used to his crate?
We collected our 7 week old G.Retriever puppy last week, and have been trying to crate train him overnight. He naps in the crate during the day, but at night, as soon as he wakes, he howls and cries on and off all night. We have been very brave and ignored him so far.
He also wets in his crate, which I guess is because he is young and can't wait all night to go, however, I was told they don't usually mess in their sleeping area?
Can anybody reassure me that this won't go on forever and it's the right thing to do. Any tips on how I can make it more comfortable for him and maybe more sleep for me?