We just got a new 9 week old puppy. His foster family took care of his momma and litter mates from the time they were born (momma was approx 9 months old when found and malnurished-thin) They were socialized with kids and many other dogs living at the foster moms home...as well as use to being in a crate when they had to leave for a few hours. Wrigley...did not do any of what other said a new pup might do. He didnt cry and whine all night...he actually slept most of the night...now of course...he was handled a lot from our family, kids and neighbors kids the first day or two....he whined 3-4 times all night for short periods. Two of which...we took him out and he went pee...but he quickly went back to his crate and fell asleep. The other two times he whined a bit, but after being petted he fell asleep. He hasnt had much time to rest b/c kids keep picking him up etc. He only manages to stay up about 15 minutes then motions back to go in his crate....just wondering...is this normal for a new puppy? He seems too easy...at least the first day or two..but I worry he is too sleepy...his shivers once in awhile, but not constantly....he just really desires to go to the crate all the time.....He has had two deworms, two distempors, neuter, dew claw removal...still has little stiches...but he doesnt notice them much....is thsi something to be worried about...or should I be grateful he loves his crate and sleeps pretty good....????