Our vizsla HATED the crate until we put the crate into a small bathroom. The setup is perfect for us and she doesn't cry when we put her in the crate anymore. At night, we put her in the room and leave the door to the crate open. She pees in the middle of the night on a pad, and doesn't start whining until the morning. If you have a small room with hard floors, I'd suggest making a cozy little puppy room!