I am waiting and waiting and waiting for my new baby, 3 more long weeks to go I started this long wait 6 months ago, so at this point I can hardly stand it. I am wondering how you spent your first days and nights with your pups while starting to crate. The need to introduce the crate slowly and positively means that for the first few nights at home, how did you get pup to settle down? Where did he sleep? How did you keep him confined while introducing his kennel? I am planning a week at home on "baby leave" from work, but am not sure how to accomplish the crate introduction while not creating bad habits. Any thoughts or personal experiences greatly appreciated.