Hi everyone. I am looking for some moral support I think. We have a new puppy and are trying to crate train him. There is no problem at night, we put a few treats in the crate and away he goes for the night. It is in the morning and daytime that breaks our heart. When we get up in the morning I take him outside to do his business, feed him and give fresh water then we go for an hour long walk. I get home from that and we try to have a quiet time to calm him down then I get ready for work and he gladly goes into his crate for a treat but as soon as I close the door he start to cry and bark. I go home during my lunch and take him for a 30 minute walk and repeat the process and so does he. He is not afraid of the crate because when we are home we leave the door open and he goes in to sleep and plays in there by himself. I think the problem is that we as owners feel so guilty about putting him in the crate for the day that we are making more out of it than there really is. Any suggestions though would be greatly appreciated.