Hello I am new here, I have a 7 month old ACD got him a month ago and he had been kept outside. We didn’t have a pen built yet so we kept him in the house. He really took to potty training and sleeping in a crate. We had the crate in our room so that if he needed to go out we could hear him. We got the pen built and his dog house built and decided to connect it to our basement door as it comes in to a totally tiled area and can be shut off from all the other rooms and basically be a room just for him. We are also putting in a doggie door in there so he can go in and out when he wants. We moved his crate down last night and he went in and laid down with no problem. But after about 10 mins of realizing that I wasn’t in there he started crying and howling. My husband went down and took him out and he went potty. He put him back in and it started all over again. This went on for 3 hours. We finally decided to just put him outside in his pen, he has a house, water and food. And he seemed to be happier out there. Should I just let him stay out at night now? Or should I push the crate training. I would eventually like it to where he has his crate with the door open if he wants to come in and sleep or he can be out side once the doggie door is in. During the day he is in the house with us, we do a lot of walking and playing for exercise.