Puppy crying in crate- All night
We just picked up our new puppy, a manchester terrier, this past Saturday from the breeders. He's been a great little guy so far, learning his bathroom spot outside, adapting easily to new situations and over all is pretty even keel.
Our issue seems to be the crate. He goes in at night and when we have been gone from the house. Every time he cries, whines and gets himself worked up. He is never left in over 3 hours, even at night we get up and take him out so it shouldn't be a bathroom issue. We currently have his crate downstairs in the kitchen, but did try it in the bedroom and we c ouldnt get any sleep. I've been feeding him in the crate and he gets two treats scattered in there every time he goes in. He also has a chewy toy to keep him occupied. We have had to take the divider out of his crate because he actually hot so upset he would squeeze under it ( wire crate with wire divider the is about 2 inches off the crate bottom).
I know it's only been a short time, but I've never experienced this much trouble. Any idea or tips to get him to settle and accept the crate?