Hi, When we brought our puppy home at 10 weeks, in the crate he went, at bedtime. He whined the first night for 5 minutes. The second night was a lot worse, he screamed and cried for over 2 hours, but I stuck it out. By the third night he calmed down a bit. By day 5, not a peep. I first put some treats in to make it nice in there. He has a comfy bed and fleece over that. A toy too. What do you mean by, it is all covered? I have the front cage door and two litle windows on the sides. I leave those open for him to see out. He is still reluctant every night but we push his little (now biggger) tush in, and off he goes. I can't say he is thrilled about it but he is fine. It's his bed at night.