Hi ! Im looking to get some advice ... again we have a 9,5 weeks old puppy who we have for two weeks now. She has a playpen in the living room with her crate attached to it and she is in there whenever we cant supervise her - just to keep her and everything else safe in the house. Initially we wanted her to sleep in here and we tried it for the first three night but it turned into a disaster (1st night she slept through, 2nd night i had to go down and sleep next to the playpen on the floor as she was up in every hour whining, 3rd night she woke up at 11 pood and smeared poop all over her playpen area, and i ended up sleeping on the couch). After this we were told that she is just too young and missing her litter mates and mum too much and that we should move her crate next to our bed which we did. We built a small area from a cardboard box which we attached to her crate with puppy pads so she can come out and pee whenever its needed. We normally go to bed at 10. So her dinner is due between 6-7, and after that its playtime until we all go to bed, however she is normally up 4-5x a night, she comes out for a pee and then we need to escort her back to her bed. Yesterday night she got up at 5:15 and just would settle back so i picked her out of the box and put her next to me and she settled down straight away (i know i probably shouldnt have but i was exhausted) Is this every going to be better? anybody has any advice? Should we close the crate door everytime she is in and physically let her out for a pee? Or shall we just give up on the whole crate thing and let her sleep with us? Thank you all in advance!