The biting isn't an instant fix. Mine's a year old and on occasion still has the desire to bite. It's a lot better now but back when he was your pup's age, I was...let's put it this way I went through 2.5 tubes of Neosporin and about 3 boxes of bandages. You just have to do all the things that everyone says...the redirections, the yelping (if that works for your pup and despite what other say it does work for some pups), the walking away...it's just a matter of time. For me the biting got significantly better after he finished teething. So hang in ther
As far as crate training is concerned, I don't know if my way works or I've just been fortunate with the 2 dogs. Make it fun for the pup to be in its crate. I have 2 wire crates of different sizes and I can crawl into both. I lock myself in, "have a party" in there. Make it sound like I'm having a grand ol' time in there. He would bark at me and try to get in. When I finally came out, he'd go inside and stay in there for a while. That's when I throw all sorts of treats in there. I always leave the crate door open, so he can come and go as he pleases. When you put him in there, treats. When you close the door, treats. 5 minutes, open the door, treats. Increase the time each time he's in there and doesn't make any noise. Eventually leave the room. You have to do this a lot so she understands that she will be let out.
I know not everyone can do this and I'm probably an "extreme" case...but for the first few months, every night I slept on the kitchen floor with him right next to the crate. In the beginning, I had the door closed and he was too tired to care. (btw, you need to wear her out during the evening so she's too tired and just wants to sleep.) Eventually, I left the crate door open and he would happily sleep in his crate.
Oh, the blanket/sheet idea works especially if you have a wire crate. I've done that with both dogs. They need to feel a bit of "privacy." Actually I think it's a calming thing. There's no distractions that they can see. I don't think they like you standing over the crate. It can be intimidating for them.
Some people will tell you to feed your pup its meals in its crate. I'm not saying don't do that or it doesn't work. I've just never done that. For me, I see his crate as his sleep/relax place, not his feeding area. I keep the 2 things separate.
As far as your pup vocalizing its displeasure of being in the crate, there's no way around it while you're crate training. You can warn your neighbors, maybe buy them a gift certificate to a nice restaurant. Again, I've been very fortunate with my 2 dogs. It's either they've been easy/tolerant of the crates or my ways work. Whichever it is, I'll keep doing it the same way with the next dogs until it doesn't work.
I know I'm all over the place and my comments aren't organized. Sorry about that. And it might look like I'm contradicting myself when I say that the crate should be a relaxing/sleeping area and at the same time I said make it fun and make it a party in the crate. Making it fun in the crate (is at the beginning of crate training) is to create a desire for the pup to want to go in the crate by itself and not by us shoving the dog in there. If the pup goes in there on its own as opposed to you shoving it in there, the chances of it wanting to stay in the crate increases. I'll take those odds anytime. Anyway, good luck and hang in there....it gets better.