I have a 13 week male named Finley. He has been with us for 1 1/2 weeks, and is almost a perfect puppy. He sleeps thru the night in a soft sided crate on our bed, his potty training is going remarkably well, and is generally easy. The issue is closing the door on his playpen. His feeding dish is inside and he will go inside on his own to chew on his toy or eat. The problem arises if I close the door, he jumps, yells and cries. At first I sat close and reassured him, but now I stay back (only a little while)and he falls asleep sometimes. If he’s quiet for a little I give him a treat after I say quiet. I would like to be able to go out for a little bit without worrying that I’m going to traumatize him. I did order a hard sided crate so he is more contained, but think this will be more of the same. He willing goes into his soft sided crate, but too much to chew. What else can I do to regain a little freedom?