We used to have Brutus in our room with us when he was a puppy and then he began being naughty and eating things around the room. The first night all he did was cry and bark in his crate, but we stuck it out for the night and he eventually (after about 3 hours) stopped barking. Next night we did the same thing, but put a blanket or towel over his crate so he could only see out the front and that seems to calm him down a bit more, but he still cried. By the end of about the 4th day he kinda figured it out and only cried for about 15 min. He now loves his cage and even sleeps in it when its not bed time.