Ok, this pup would really rather be on my lap than in his crate. But Im determined to crate train him because while I have the summer off work, I go back in September and he will still be a puppy, likely to harm himself or eat my couch if left unsupervised. Ive been introducing the crate slowly....an hour or so after breakfast/potty/playtime. A couple one hour increments in the afternoon. Well the poor sad soul has been crying and yelping in there for 45 minutes now. I made sure to give him a treat when I put him in there, he has toys.....has been potty...all needs taken care of. I think he's convinced that if he keeps it up, Ill come get him. Im trying not to give in......(Ooooooh, the crying is slowing now). But how much crying and yelping is too much?