We brought Wolfgang home yesterday from the breeders. He will be 9 weeks tomorrow. He did fine on the long drive and had a relatively quiet night in the crate. He took to the crate himself. I fed him in the crate all through the drive home so that he would have a positive connotation with it. I had him on my side of the bed and put my hand on the crate whenever he cried. But the MAJOR problem starts when we have to put him in the crate when we can't supervise, like taking a shower. He will whine and scream to no end. He cannot last even 5 minutes there. I put a toy, rawhide and a kong with goodies in them. Nothing doing. It doesn't matter if I am in the room and he can see me. It seems as if he is ready to tear the crate down and hurt himself in the process. The last attempt I took -- I kept him there until he was quiet for 2 minutes -- because I didn't want to reward his whining. He carried on non-stop for 30 minutes straight. It doesn't matter if I am sitting there right in front of him. I need advice -- big time!!! Things that I have tried so far but didn't seem to work -- having him in a different room where he can't see us, turning on the radio, putting a sheet over the crate, throwing a can full on coins at the sheet covered crate when he yowling full tilt so that he can't see it's me. None of these worked. Now after releasing him from the crate, he won't let me out of his sight. PLEASE HELP!!!