Join Date: May 2019
Location: Inland Empire, Southern California
This is all completely normal for crate training. Some dogs take a long time to get used to a crate, even with all the fun stuff inside of it.
He is young, with time he will get used to it. Just keep to the same schedule and be consistent.
Try covering the crate with a sheet or light blanket, the dark may make it more cozy for him. If the dog can see you also it will start the excitement all over again.
Just make sure the dog has gone potty and is safe in the crate, don't leave the puppy in the crate for to long without giving it potty breaks. Otherwise yes, allow him to cry it out till he gets used to it.
If you think dogs canít count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.
Phil Pastoret (author)