We’ve had Maya with us since Saturday and I’ve been sleeping on an air mattress at the side of her crate in the living room as there isn’t enough space in our bedroom for her to be with us in the bedroom. I’ve done 3 nights with her like that. She was very good when I put her in the crate at 11.00pm and went off to sleep after 30 seconds of crying with me just saying ‘shhh settle’ ( I used settle with my last lab as I sometimes had to sleep downstairs with her when hubby came back from working abroad and was so tired that he snored me out!). She went through to 6.00am without needing a wee as she was so worn out. Second night she cried and barked for 30 minutes and threw herself around her crate. Telling her to ‘shh..’ made it worse so I went quiet and left her to it but she knew I was there. She went off to sleep after 30 mins, whined to go out at 3.00am so toileted her with minimum Interaction then back to sleep without a murmur until 6.00am. Last night she took herself to her crate in the early evening for a short snooze. i put her in properly at 11.00pm nd she went off without a murmur until 3.20am when a toileted her then back to sleep until 6.00am. She seems to be adapting to a crate, She has all her meals in there and a few treats to get her going in and out of it voluntarily and lots of praise when she does. She’s been shut in there this morning a few mins this morning with a frozen Kong and not a murmur. I’m wondering at what point I leave her to it and go back to bed as I’m shattered from not sleeping well. How have others done the transition?