I got mine when she was 6


I got mine when she was 6 weeks..I’ve had a few before and also have another 1.5 year old along with her..my 1.5 year had no problem with crate training when she was a pul but the other puppy was a disaster..she would cry for hours upon hours when I put her in..I made a makeshift crate for bedtime right by the bed where I could soothe and calm her when she woke up in the middle of the night..she cried I took her outside to potty and right back in when she came inside…soothed and pet her till she fell asleep or laid down.. repeat…I promise with any pup you’ll lose alot of sleep while they’re building up being able to hold having to go potty and sleeping throughout the night(just like a baby)once she got a few weeks older i put the actual crate it in the living room while I was at home and that’s where I mostly was..put her favorite treat in it(carrots)and kinda lured her in the crate but left the door open..also put her bed inside and left the door open..hid treats inside while I was home and everytime she walked in I would say “bed time” and “good girl” with ALOT of lovings and high voice …worked until I closed the door then she would go nuts…started feeding her inside the crate while she was eating and shut the door along with hiding a few little treats under the bed..in the corner and kinda right outside/inside the wires or door where she could still get to them… To keep her occupied for a little while and at the same time very very quietly closing the door and walking away…leave her in for a little while until she raises hell and then take her outside. It takes a lonnnnng time to crate train some of them and some others or just clicks right off…. One day I decided to move the crate to bedroom I walked in the bedroom to get ready for bed and she walked right in the crate and layed down and went to sleep until it was time to wake up. Just be patient and remember to not take them out of the crate regardless of how much they’re crying until theyre quiet for atleast 3 minutes..if it’s excessive cry take them out to potty and right back in…make sure they get alot of loving and scratches while they’re in the crate bc they are very hard heading but still crave to please the owners. Sorry it’s so long haha