We are now starting to phase Uallis out of his crate. Through some really hard work, we have 'broken' him of his destructiveness when he is alone in a room by himself. We are still implementing the baby gates, mainly because neither dog I would ever trust around the cats unsupervised. The gates will always be around unfortunately for that purpose. However, the dogs will be unsupervised, without crates, in separate rooms. Eddie will be gated in the kitchen and Uallis will be gated in the computer room. They have done well in short trials so we feel somewhat comfortable leaving them uncrated when no one is around. Eddie has been for awhile, but we are happy that Uallis has finally made it as well!