We are having some of the same issues. Do you keep the crate in another room or in your bedroom. We found our puppy (11 weeks) is much better in our room with us in the crate, plus when she needs to go out during the night I hear her start to cry. She was great for like a week, but now she is starting to cry a little more.... She still hates the crate during the day....
Not sure if this helps, but I found she crys much less when I put her in the crate. The one night my wife did the night runs she cried like CRAZY when she put her in. I think the consitency might help, but I might be making that up!
I do toss a treat inside to get her to go in, then close the door and feed another through the bars. She just started catching on today though that as soon as she gets the treat she is locked in. I now need to play around the crate more and let her go in and get a treat but come out so she doesn't know when the closeing of the door will happen.
We feed three times a day, usually a cup each time. But we are not sure when to start doing only twice a day... We had the same issue as you with her being so hungry and thirsty during the day.
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