We got a new puppy Cockapoo yesterday (went to the mall to get socks, got a puppy instead, will post that story later) . She is 10 weeks old and the cutest little bit of a thing you ever saw. I havent had a puppy in years! And now everyone seems to crate their pups for training purposes, so this is new to me. I put her bed in (which she has been sleeping in) and wee wee pad, etc. I covered the cage with a big towel like I was told to do by someone. And she CRIED and HOWLED and it broke my heart, so after about 4 minutes, (I swear it felt like an hour) I brought her in bed with me and she curled up on my arm and slept all night thru next to me and never woke up. Okay, I cant do that again tonight. About how long will she howl and cry at night while caged? The cage is in my room and the room was dark and the house was quiet. You girls who have pups, can you tell me an idea what to expect? I have to cage her tomorrow morning when I leave for work, but I will come home from lunch and walk her (thank god I only live a few blocks from work). I already warned my neighbors, but hopefully it wont bother them. I know I have to let her cry, but it just breaks my heart! HELP!