Hi. We have an 11 week old Jackapoo, who we have had for 3 weeks. He is doing great with command training, and is doing great with house training, and last night slept through the night for the first time which was amazing! However we are really struggling during the day. Since the day we picked him up, he has not been one of those dogs that will mull around and go sit and settle somewhere - he will not take himself off for a nap anywhere unless if he happens to be sat in the sunshine in our living room (and then it will only be for a short time). We have a crate inside a play pen set up for him. We have been letting him fall asleep on/near us (as we had to get him to sleep somehow as he became so bitey without proper rest) then popping him in his crate, closing the door and sitting nearby whilst he goes to sleep. He won't take himself in there for chill out time. He will go in if we stuff a Kong and place it in there but this may last about 5 minutes. This morning I knew he was hungry so fed him in his crate, closed the play pen and nipped upstairs to get ready. He cried about 20 seconds after I left, leaving his food and proceeding to wee in his play pen area. I left him for 5 minutes or so, returning and ignoring his whimpering. Once he stopped crying I got in the play pen, showed him his food and he went to start eating again. I went to the other side of the room and he started crying and jumping up at bars on the play pen and started chewing the bars out of frustration/anxiety. We are really struggling with being able to leave him in a room for even any amount of time. I have resort to bringing his crate in my office so he sleeps in it during the day as otherwise he will have 30/40mins and wake looking for us - this way at least he gets some rest. Please - any ideas/help? I don't want to leave him to cry it out as I just feel this will make him resent the crate/play pen area. I feel like I probably need to do some calmness training and training around getting him to go in his bed?