Hello my name is Kris. I just got my little guy yestersay. He is 6 weeks old. He is a lab austrailian Shepard mix. We are doing the crate training deal. Got a crate today and a bed. He went right in and layed down and loves it. We haven't shut the door until tonight. I understand all the techniques. But do I put him in there and let him whine all night? I realize if I let him out its not for play. Either bathroom or back in the crate. I've read that u should give him a treat and have him go in his crate, close the door, step away for 20 to 30 minutes and come back and let him out. Then continue to longer stays in the crate. I've had him 1 day. Do I leave him in there all night cold turkey? I realize this will not happen over night. Tonight I left him in for 2 or so hours. He whined and barked. I took him out and he's silent and sleeping next to me on my chair. What should I do??