So, after the second night of all night screeching and crying in the crate (enough to break your heart, but, had to hang in there- we came and took him outside to do his business twice, back in he went, and back to the high pitched crying!!)
....DRUM ROLL...... LAST NIGHT, HE WENT RIGHT INTO HIS CRATE WITHOUT A PEEP!!!-and we went around doing our regular routine for getting ready for bed (which Wyot already knows, and he curls up or is passed out already.) Kitchee was QUIET, curling up on his towel inside. Not a sound, until 2 in the morning, when hubby took him out for a bathroom break- then right back in without protest, until 6:30 am!!
All of yesterday, I watched them, made sure I was on top of Kitchee's signs of needing to go (two accidents, where he starts, but I grab him, and he finishes outside..with me repeating "pee outside. Kitchee"!.
I went out walking with the two of them, and round and round he ran as he watched Wyot playing fetch the stick and tried his own version, and then they play and play together with toys once inside, that they like tugging, tossing and squeaking! I saw Kitchee taking over Wyot's carpet in front of the kitchen sliders, so I took the towel from his crate, and lay it next to the carpet, moving him onto it. Wyot got his spot back...that's where you see in the picture I posted, that Kitchee came closer and closer until he napped on Wyot's feet! All day, from then on, he kept going to his towel to nap...I think that did the trick, as he now knows it is his..and it goes into the crate at bedtime, so he knows to lay on it, and is more comfortable.
Now, when I immediately take him out upon awakening from a nap, he does his business, and when we get inside, he already knows to sit, and wait for his treat! If I take too long getting it, he tries to climb on me, but I tell him to sit, and he does! I am still amazed at how quick they learn. Now, waiting for the bathroom business to resolve itself....sigh...patience.
Sorry if too many updates and such, but I figure where else can I share this and know people get just as excited as I do about all this??