Hi everyone We're nearly a week into sleepless nights and getting a bit desperate, I'm wondering if anyone can help: We got Riley 6 days (5 nights) ago. I had built a crate with carpet lined base and carpet wrapped around the sides for some privacy. This then had a stack of towels on top for bedding. On the first night we got him to sleep then lifted him into the crate, shut the door and went upstairs. He woke up howling 3 times screaming the house down, initially we had planned to wait it out but it became clear that wouldnt work and the neighbours wouldnt tolerate it for long. So we came downstairs after 10 mins of howling each time, took him outside and sat with him till he went back to sleep. Night 2 we took him upstairs in a carrier filled with towels, got him to sleep and put him in it but this was no better. We avoided howling simply by being faster to act but he woke up wimpering at least once an hour all night and only stopped after being allowed to cuddle up against us. We then put him back in the carrier and the process repeated 60 mins later. From night 3 onwards I enlarged the crate downstairs to now include a pen with blankets on the floor for comfort (toys are removed at night) and one of us spends the entire night downstairs on the sofa to keep an eye on him and avoid any howling. He seems to prefer sleeping in the open pen area rather than the crate itself and there has been no howling with us downstairs but still the regular wimpering and wanting to come over and sleep on our feet before he'll settle down again. Last night he even only needed the toilet once which is great but still woke up every hour wanting cuddles. But now how do we walk this back? How do we stop sleeping on the sofa without going back to howling? And how do we convince him that the crate is where he should go when tired rather than cuddling our feet?