We picked up our beautiful 8 week old boxer Ben on Saturday. He was the breeders pick of the litter that they wanted to keep but as he only has one testical descended in his scrotum , they couldn't keep him which the breeder was upset about. He is beautiful in every way the only problem we have with him is that he has barked and howled for the last 2 nights. I know this is to be expected but the only way we could get any sleep was for my husband to sleep outside with him, which i know isn't ideal. We have gone out and bought a crate so we are going to try to crate train him. We have read loads of stuff about crate training and some people say you should put the crate near your bed and others say not to. What do you guys think? What i thought of doing was putting the crate in our bedroom until he starts sleeping through the night then moving it back into the living room. Would this work or would he then start making a fuss as he is not near us. Are we better just leaving him in the living room from the beginning. Sorry for the long winded post but i really need your advise.