We started crate training Brix as soon as we brought him home on 8/12/17. This is our first dog so we are learning from forums and websites. He likes his crate and has no problem with it. He doesn't sleep through the night yet. We have to wake up and let him out to go the bathroom. We make sure we take him out to do his business before putting him in for the night. He is 9 weeks old and they say that he should be able so sleep or hold it until the morning. Just have to let him cry it out until he gets used to staying in there until the morning.