I put Blaze in his crate to sleep from the first night in the kitchen. I considered the bedroom but worried that every stir he made would wake us. He would cry the first few nights @ bedtime and after being put back in after midnight pees but I persevered and soon enough there was no problem. I do remember in the first few nights lying outside the crate with my pillow and blankie to talk softly and soothe him for a little while before I would go back to bed. That helped. Sometime last fall when he was a little older he graduated to a lovely plush dog bed in our room or he sleeps on one of the boys beds. In the morning I invite him up on my bed to snuggle while I watch the news and drink coffee.