So i've had my GDS for 2 days now. He is 9 weeks old and I want to crate train him to sleep in there, and be in there while we are at work (at least until he is older and potty trained)
here's my problem:
last night was night 2 of crate training....horrible. He cried mostly all night. I know he is missing his siblings and mom and scared in a new place so I completely understand the crying. But should it happen ALL night? He will take like an hour break, fall asleep then repeat. Around 2:30 am last night and the night before, it was really bad. So i figured he needed to go potty. we went outside and straight back to the crate when he was done. but the whinning and crying did not stop. Is this normal? Yes i want sleep, but that is not my concern. I am concerned he is so scared and I feel horrible just letting him scream for that long. But I don't want to get him out when he is crying, because then he will think that is a way out. ugh, Please help. I know I am only 2 days in...and it should get better eventually..i hope..but in the mean time, I feel like a horrible person. How long did it take until you GSD slept through the night in his crate? HELP!
PS: He has a warm bed on one side of the crate, towel incase he has an accident on the other side. water, food, toys, one of my shirts for smell. and I covered the crate with a light knitted blanket. during the day its the same except no blanket covering it, and i left animal planet on for him