My 10 week old goldendoodle has been with us five nights and sleeps soundly under our bed (doesn’t whine when he needs the loo either so we just get up and take him out every few hours) but if we leave him not with us at all he starts whining and just gets louder and louder (daytime and nighttime). We have a crate and puppy pen in our kitchen with toys and blanket and newspaper etc. where we want him to sleep. During the day he goes in and out happily and plays and eats in there but immediately whines if he is in the pen without us even in the same room with distractions (e.g stuffed Kong). We don’t reward this so wait for quiet moments but they are very rare and last night when we left him in there for the first time (rather than our room) he never settled at all, I think five minutes was the longest stretch and he was being incredibly loud to the point that we worried about our neighbours and him exhausting himself too much and so waited for a quiet point and let him in our room again. He doesn’t seem to ‘cry it out’ so we don’t know if it cruel to leave him or not. We had alarms set for every 2.5 hours anyway but want him to get better not worse! We play with him and let him go to the loo and he is h tired when he goes to sleep but whines as sons as he is left regardless of time of day or length of time. Are we right to keep trying to leave him through the night except for regular loo breaks even though he’s not settling at all? Any tips really appreciated I am so sleep deprived and anxious as he’s otherwise wonderful!!