Hi everyone - just joined the forum. We brought our Vizsla pup home 2 weeks ago - he is now 10 weeks old. He has a crate in the kitchen which he is relaxed in - takes himself off to sleep there during the day, enjoys his chewies in there and so on. He has cuddlies and blankets in there and a t-shirt of mine. We leave a low light on all night. The crate is in the kitchen for easy access to the garden for toilet stops. The first week we had him my partner and I took turns to sleep in the snug next to the kitchen so that he would know we were close by and so that we could get him out quickly for the toilet. Some nights he would settle after the toilet quite quickly, others less so. We would sit on the floor next to the crate and cuddle him until he was really sleepy or even asleep and then put him back. He was/is still having lots of cuddles and close time during the day. We're now both sleeping upstairs but are responding to him waking, going down to pop him out for the toilet. This is once or twice a night, the second time usually around 4-4.30am. The issue is that he will not settle and barks and howls and cries relentlessly.after that toilet break. We keep everything very quiet and low key. We have tried ignoring it but he keeps going - it was nearly 2 hours this morning, and it starts as soon as we leave the kitchen. So even if he is asleep when he's back in his crate, he starts with the howling and barking the minute we leave the room. Eventually, I have come down, put him out for toilet again and then put him back in his crate and just sat quietly in the room, ignoring him. He quietens down but just resumes the noise as soon as I leave, even if I am just popping to the toilet myself! Some people suggest putting the crate in our bedroom but it is a long way down to the garden and we wouldn't get him out in time for toilet. He is getting there with the potty training but he isn't there yet and still has several accidents a day. I, in particular, am getting very sleep deprived and stressed which is really impacting how I feel during the day. I play with him regularly and we do short bursts of training and carry him out and about to familiarize him with the outside world. Socialization is very difficult during strict lockdown. He won't be able to go for proper walks until he's had his second vaccinations - around the end of the month. He does sleep a lot during the day, we have tried keeping him awake more to make him more tired at night but when he's sleepy, he's sleepy! I don't know if we are creating separation anxiety or if it was wrong to let him tell us when he needed the toilet so that he now knows making a noise gets attention. He seems to be getting more, rather than less, insecure. I really don't know what to do for the best, any insights or suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.