We have crate trained several pups and even older dogs but Moose is proving to hate the crate. I am a stay at home mom so he has free roam of the house all day (of course with me watching his every move to make sure he doesn't have any accidents, lol). We crate him at night (from around 10:00 pm to 6:00 am) and he whines and screams almost all night. He will wear himself out and sleep for about 30 minutes, wake up and cry for an hour, repeat until morning. Thankfully, he does not wake up our baby and my husband sleeps through most of it but I'm sure tired. LOL! We have never dealt with a pup that did this. We had a few pups who would cry for an hour or so but after that realized we weren't going to let them out just because they were screaming and stopped. He does NOT stop. I have been working with him today for shorter periods of time trying to just get him used to being in there and letting him know he will get let out. I wait until he stops crying (usually when he gets too tired to scream anymore) and will let him out and praise him for finally being quiet. Then, whenever he is getting tired and goes to lay down for a nap, have him go in the crate again. I put toys and treats in there. Last night we put one of our other dogs in there and she would growl at him every time he started up so he did quiet down but you could still him whimpering and crying (just no god awful screams). She can't stay in the crate with him forever (she's an outside dog and kind of mean to be honest) and he needs to learn it's alright. I tried introducing it with positives at first (letting him go in at will and eat a treat) and he is fine as long as the door is open. He will go in willingly but if that door shuts oh lord... We do believe he is a lot younger than we had originaly thought now. Just by watching him and his behavior we are putting his age around 5 weeks. So, he is very young still and we know it will take time. Just never had to deal with a pup like this. He doesn't seem to be getting the point of it's a place to sleep.