I think the first night went rather well. She cried a lot for the first hour and then I went to bed. At 2 am I checked and she was asleep in her kennel. She woke up, though when I came to check on her so I praised her for sleeping in her kennel and put her near it and she hopped back in and I treated her. I left a few treats in her kennel but she came to her door and cried when I left. The treats were there for when she went back to lay in the kennel. I think she did that about 2:30 because her cries got quiet or stopped so I could not hear them. She was crying this morning. But she had pooped and peed several times on the newspaper outside of her litterbox so that is encouraging. This morning I removed most of the wood pellets and moved some of the soiled newspaper into the box with just a bit of litter scattered around. I cleaned the floor with bleach where the newspapers were and put down fresh. Hoping she chooses to go in the litterbox where it smells right
Bottom line- she did not sleep in our bed and she did not poop in her kennel. Yay! I also held her belly up til she stopped squirming and looked away this morning and gave her lots of praise. Going to work with her on crate training today.