Was he not put in the cage as a pup? This sounds like something puppies do, or dogs never used to being in a cage. My advice to you would be the same advice I got as a Puppy owner... IGNORE him....taking him out teaches him that crying gets him OUT and he will continue to do so, since he knows he can get out by whinning. As hard as it may be, ignoring him is best. For Mia, as a pup, all it took was 2 nights & by the 3rd night...No whinning!
"If your dog doesn't like someone you probably shouldn't either ~ Unknown
You cannot give into the crying and making a fuss, otherwise.. he will learn that when he does this behavior that mommy gives in and let's him out. Dogs are very smart.
Instead, put him in his cage in the living room.. and leave the tv/radio on. Alot of times that does help. Eventually he will get that you're not going to let him out just because he makes a scene.. and he'll quit it.
-Ooops, sorry MommaMia, I didn't read your post.. I very obviously should have! haha.
***Edited By: Halosfire on 4/22/2007 6:14:57 AM*** Reason: add