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Hello all. We have been fortunate enough to make a new puppy part of our family. He loves each of us and we love him (five boys in the house.)

The problem for our ten week old, is that Duffy cries uncontrollably when we have to put him in his kennel/crate. It does not matter how long or short the duration (the longest being about 1.5 hours.)

We only put him in the crate to get certain things done, otherwise, he is always with one of us at all times.

When I go to get him out of the crate-and this is the troubling part, aside from his heart-breaking cries, is that he is soaked every time. I'm not sure if this is from saliva, tears or dare I say, urine.

Please help with any advice. I know these puppies thrive on companionship and hate being away from their new families, however, there are times that we absolutely need him to be in a kennel/crate. Best regards to all.
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Welcome, you have to gradually introduce the crate, You may have scared him a little. Here is a good article

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Poor little guy. Can you try an x pen instead of the crate? You can put the crate in the x pen with the door open. You can also put pee pad, toys, kongs, food and water in there. I hope this helps! Good luck

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can you try leaving the crate out when you are around, and put a tasty treat or toy inside - see if he will go in on his own to get it, as a way to get him use to the crate.

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ya, he is still a tiny baby!! start out with just a few minutes in the crate and work your way up to the 1/5 hrs over the course of a few weeks!! If you have a hard time and feel like you HAVE to crate him, but are around the house or what not, what about getting a carrier and carrying him during that time??

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