Our 1 year old shih tzu/yorkie mix has problems with her crate. She is only crated in the day while my mom and sister are at work/school so she goes in at around 7 a.m. and gets out around 3:30 p.m. and gets let out around noon for a potty break. When she's in it she still cries and pants the entire time. She also drools terribly and pees occasionally. The drooling is what concerns me. She is drenched head to toe in it and there is a pool of it in her crate. She also will lose her voice by the end of the day from crying. We've done lots of work with trying to make the crate a fun place for her. She is fine with the crate as long as the door is open. When we've been working with her to get her used to it we toss high value treats in and she happily will go in for them and lay in there with a kong now as long as the door is open. She has her favorite toys, bones, treats, and peanut butter stuffed kong in her crate when she's left. I've been trying to work with her while I've been home for winter break but she's not improving. They tried letting her have run of the house for awhile but she chews everything so she's not ready for that. They tried a puppy proof room and she chewed up with walls. I told them to take her to doggy daycare but they cant afford that. The crate really is the only option right now. Can anyone suggest ways to get her over her fear of the crate? I may not have internet access the next couple days so I may not answer replies right away.