I am an owner of a male 1.5 year old terrier mix. When adopted we were told he was only going to be around 20 lbs. He is now pushing over 50. We live in a 3 story condo with no yard. He is unable to control himself alone in the house so he is kept in a large crate all day until we return from work. We take him out to go to the bathroom but lately he has been going in the house as soon as an hr later. We are expecting our first child in about 3 months. I have been feeling guilty for the way he lives locked up all day without room to roam or run. We did attempt a baby gate to give him more freedom in a room of the house, which resulted in a torn/chewed carpet (this is the first item he has ever chewed in the house in the year+ we have had him). So he is back to being in his crate all day. He has obedience training. He comes, sits, lays down, runs up stairs on command and visa versa. He knows the word "no" and will stop doing something when told. He knows "off" etc. But when we arent around he will do anything he isnt supposed to. If it turns out the general consensus is he isnt the type of dog that can roam freely and not distroy our home, or he is the type who HAS to have a yard, then I feel we have no choice but to do what is right for the dog and give him to someone who can accomidate the lifestyle he needs. sorry this is so long but ANY advice would be great and truly appricated.