With the litter of puppies scheduled for turn in to CCI next week, I'm at the stage where each puppy has to receive time alone in a crate. The first day they were crated in pairs for 5 minutes. They did ok. Today, though, they were crated individually for 5 minutes but were allowed a treat and/or toy. None of them were thrilled and two really cried. It was so hard to resist the temptation to go and get them and cuddle them. But, I know in my head that this portion of the process is important and will provide the Puppy Raisers with a puppy that's at least familiar with a crate.