Hi, im sure there have been many threads on crate training so i apologise in advance for doing another one, but im at a loss. I have a 14 week old northern inuit dog named Loki and i started crate training from day 1, slowly introducing him to the crate, putting his favourite things in, praising him when he went in willingly. Eventually i got to the point where he will sleep in it with the door closed. The problem is he will not settle when i leave the room, i started small a couple of minutes at a time and only let him out when he had calmed down for 10 seconds (which i read somewhere online). This was a difficult task in itself as finding a 10 second slot of quiet was near impossible. Now its been about 4 weeks and he still flips out the minute i start to exit the room; panting, digging, suckling his bed, whimpering, yelping snd howling until it strains his throat and this can go on in excess of 4 hours. I have tried allsorts, stuffed kong, ticking clock, hotwater bottle, favourite toys, things that smell of me, leaving the radio on, crate both covered and uncovered. I even left a video of someone snoring playing on my laptop in the hopes that it would reassure him, all to no avail. Its really beginning to stress both me and the neighbours out and i havent slept in weeks. So (finally) my question is do you know of any other techniques i could try, have you tried anything i havent stated and what where your results? Now if you got this far thanks for reading (sorry for the long post) and hope to hear from you. Nathan P.S i have also tried long walks and training play sessions before bedtime.