According to her previous thread, pup is 5 WEEKS old, not 5 months.
In this case...
1. Good that she will pee away and not in her crate. You want the crate to be a "you hold it while you're here" place, not a bathroom. So that is GOOD.
2. Whining, crying, and yelping are all normal. Make a schedule though during the night to take her out to pee, a puppy this age can not be expected to hold it the entire night. But ONLY let her out when she is silent. Otherwise, a hot water bottle in a towel and a ticking clock could help... And earplugs for the human household.
3. Don't take her out and start playing. Her coming out of the crate means bathroom time. Take her out immediately and don't bring her back in until she pees/poos, and make a huge happy deal over it. Don't punish for mistakes indoors at this age (some would say any age), as she is just doing what she needs to do. Playtime is after pee time.
4. Keeping the crate near you vs away is up to the individual. I had my pup's crate on my bed with me until she was sleeping through the night, and now she's in a larger crate on the floor, in my bedroom though bc that's the only place there's room and my older dog uses the crate as part of steps up to my/our bed.
5. Crate is a good place. Play with her in it. Give her a favorite toy in it. Feed her a few times in it, etc. You can dial back on this after a while, but at first, just promote how wonderful the crate is.
6. Don't worry. She's a baby. More a baby than people who bring home 8 or 10 week old puppies. Take it slow, make a pee schedule, and give her something to rely on. And she will make mistakes. But be proactive, and enjoy her.
BTW, did you ever take her to the vet? Not for shots, but a checkup and wormer and some advice from him/her is a great thing to go off of.
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