Hi guys! How long should you keep a pup in their crate to get them used to it? My puppy is 9 or so weeks now and pretty much sleeps throughout the night in her crate unless she has to go potty. Then, she whines letting me know she has to go (plus, I get up every two hours or so if she doesn't to let her out). She seems to be doing really well in that aspect. During the day, I have been letting her roam around when I'm home and putting her in the crate for a half hour or so at a time. She is in the bathroom now while I am at work with the pee pad, but I put the crate in their with the door open. Because I feel like she is locked up too much, I feel bad putting her in her crate while I am at home. Sometimes, it's nice though because I know she is not getting into trouble and gives me a chance to relax and do what I need to get done. I have a feeling I should put her in their more often until I can trust her, and she is potty trained. Let's face it, I can't watch her ALL the time! I guess my question is, what ratio should we be playing/letting her roam to her being in her crate?