My beautiful boy Coltrane, who is just a year old has always been pretty easy to train. I never had any problems potty training him. He loves his crate and sleeps in there at night. The problem i have with him is that whenever i leave the house he whines and barks. I had a similar problem with him before where he would bark like crazy when i put him in the crate and took a shower. well i solved that with a tip i found on the net. I put him in his crate, went to the shower and when he started his commotion, i went and through a cup of water in his face and walked away. I only had to do this one time and from then on, he has never made a sound while i am in the shower. I have tried similar tatics to get him to be quiet when i leave, but so far, to no avail. All i get is a wet dog. I put him in his crate and go outside and sit by the door, wait for him to start and go in and through the water in his face saying "quiet". Then go out again, same thing. It doesn't seem to be working. I did get him to stay quiet for about 10 minutes earlier today to which he was praised and i gave him a treat instead of water in the face. Any other ideas? I can't have him barking like crazy every time i leave. In my old house, it wasn't a problem, but in my new place, the neighbors will go crazy. He has to be quiet.