My wife and I finally picked our puppy up this weekend; he'll be 8 weeks old tomorrow. I'm following the Smartworks Puppy program and things thus far have been hit and miss. He's been outstanding when it comes to his verbal commands. I've started with SIT since I haven't installed a pole or the like to aid with performing the solo HERE commands. But when it comes to using the crate and such, he absolutely despises it. He'll whine for close to an hour before he'll finally fall asleep. I know it's only a couple of days but am curious how can I help the little guy out to like his kennel. The puppy program has the KENNEL command as being last, but I'm wondering if I should bump it up to get him to like being in his kennel so he doesn't permanently associate being in the kennel as a negative thing. What do you all think?