Crate training problem
I have a 3 mth old GSD and the first week we had him (at two months old), he whined for about 15 min at night, but slept through the night, except when I would wake at about 3 a.m. to take him out. He got pneumonia the next week and I had to keep a close eye on his breathing, so he slept out of the crate for a few days, with me next to him. Now that he's better, he WILL NOT sleep in the crate, even though it was only 3 nights. He will go in and then whine and bark for hours! No one can sleep. Any suggestions?
He's in the crate during the day for 3 hours at a time while I am at work. I come home for lunch and let him out to take a potty break and play for about an hour. He goes back in until the kids get out of school a couple of hours later. After that, he is either outside with the kids or in the house with us.
I feel like I've been set back now....what can I do????