I just got a 9 week old black full breed lab. I have already started the crate training and she does really well as long as I don't close the kennel. As soon as I close it she gets up and starts with a whine then starts barking. If I leave her alone eventually she stops. But at night it never stops she keeps going and I have tried to ignore it but it only gets worse. I do take her out to see if she needs to relieve herself then I immediately put her back in. I have tried putting treats and toys in there. I have also been feeding her in there to give her something positive in there. Her kennel is in the middle of the room and at night it goes right next to the bed. Is there any other suggestions I know I need to be patient I just want to know if I have taken the right steps for her to like her kennel.