Well, we brought home our new addition to the family....8 week old Sammy! Summer (our other 1 year old Hav, and Sammy's half sister) is still trying to figure it all out lol!
Anyway, we REALLY wanted to successfully crate train Sammy...something we were lax on with Summer and wanted to do right this time. Anyway, we got home from the airport with Sammy about 1pm yesterday. All seemed to be going smoothly with Sammy being in the crate, entertaining himself & napping and then coming out for potty & play breaks. Once evening hit however, when we put him in the crate he went berzerk...barking, whining & crying very loudly forever. He just would not let up, and I know he did not need to eat, drink or potty because he already had....this was pure LET ME OUTTA HERE!!! It went on for the rest of the evening and throughout the majority of the night. I know giving in and letting them out of the crate is giving in to what they want, and once you do it one time that it will get worse the next time.
After his early morning breakfast, potty & playtime, I tried again to crate him (while in the same room as I was) and he again went crazy...barking, jumping, biting at the crate door. I tried to sit there and put my fingers in to calm him but nothing would work so I gave up and let him out! He calmed down almost immediately and went to sleep right by my feet.
Do any of you have any advice? Am I overreacting?
Thank you so much,