Here's a bit of advice I sent off to a brand new puppy owner:
Hi (Customer), My only advice with crate training is put the crate in another room and ignore his cries. I know its tough to hear him fuss, but if he's fed, watered, and been outside to the bathroom, then he's just working you to get his way. Stand strong, shut the door, turn up the music, and ignore him, you'll be happy you did! He'll obey better in every way. Let me know how it goes! Andy
You've got to do the training early- and these Labradoodles will be "the smartest dog we've ever had, so obedient" or if you're lax, maybe not. Be a dog leader not a dog follower!