Hello, My partner and I have a 12 week mini dachshund (had him for 4 weeks now). Initially we had him in his pen next to our bed for the first 10 days or so, this worked well - we would wake up at 3, wake him up and take him out to the loo, then he would fall back to sleep in his pen next to us until 6am(ish) We then moved him into our spare room (we want him to sleep in a separate room and under the advice of our breeder, said he was now ready). We started letting him wake us up to let us know he needed the loo. We’re finding he now doesn’t need to go outside (suspect he went on his puppy pad before crying woke us up), and that he just won’t settle back down afterwards. If you put him on our lap, he will nod off, but as soon as he is back in his pen he will just wine/cry for attention. I try to get him asleep on my lap then carefully put him back in his pen, then stand by it until he nods off again - but this just isn’t happening now. Recently we let him cry after being sure he had all his needs met, but he did this for over 2 hours! And I mean, scream/howl, not just ‘whistle’. It kept us up and ruined our sleep I’m worried he’s getting into a bad sleeping routing. We make sure he is tiered out before bed (walk him, play with him throughout the evening and just before bed, so that he puts himself to bed downstairs, then move him upstairs to the spare room), I have the radio on quiet in the spare room and temperature is comfortable, his bed has toys too. We’re getting to the stage now when we give into his howling after 30 mins+ and put him in the sofa bed with us. He then sleeps very happy in until 8ish. How can we break this cycle and get him settled back into his pen again after a early morning loo break? Thanks.