Kylie is the same age as Tully and I'm having the same issue
I think they get upset if they can see you but can't get 100% of your attention. At night they're sleeping so it doesn't seem to bother them as much and during the day if you're gone they know it's a lost cause… I think everybody's right about ignoring them but it's really hard when the high pitch ear piercing screeching goes on and on and on!! I really get concerned about my poor neighbors!!
I agree, and I learned the hard way with Kodi. He's 7 now, and crates beautifully in the car, at trials, at lessons and at night. But heaven help us if he's stuck on the wrong side of a baby gate (for the puppies) away from us in the house. He becomes the world's saddest dog, and lets EVERYONE know how much he is suffering.
I really DID try when he was a puppy, but Tom King is absolutely right that you have to TOTALLY convince them that it's not bothering you in the least, and that you are totally calm and relaxed about the whole thing. ...Easier to say than do, when you are a first-time puppy raiser!
It's sort of like when you have toddlers. When your first one has a temper tantrum in the grocery store, you are totally mortified. When your younger ones do the same thing, it's like, "Yup! He's a two year old. This is what two year olds do!"
Both of my younger ones are fine with confinement, even if I'm home. There may be a bit of (quiet) grumbling at first, but within a few minutes, they have settled, and will just hang. And it's not that they are "easier" or more laid-back temperamentally... The youngest is a little spitfire. But This isn't my first rodeo anymore, and I've been a lot more confident about the way I handle them.
I wish there was a magic bullet for first time puppy owners, but just do your best NOT to let them know it's bothering you. Use your noise-cancelling earphones if you have to!