Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Daly City, Bay Area
Crate training is the best thing you'll not regret doing.
You only get the pup for 2 days, it's normal for pup to cry(even in playpen), it usually take them a few days to adjust to new environment.
you can start crate training to daytime telling him go crate and place some treat there, first without closing the doors, then repeat and repeat for 10 seconds, 20 seconds, 30 seconds, a minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes .... so on.. place some toys in there as well. Never put him in crate for punishment, eventually they'll start loving the crate. They'll feel the crate is the safest place they can be.
I remember after mine got neutered, first thing he got home is go into his crate himself, you can tell in his eyes crate is the most comfortable/safest place for him.