I have crate trained all 4 of mine and they love it. Faith has to be in a crate or confined because she will chew anything and everything- right now shes in the kitchen rather than crate. I am slowly trying to get 3 of the 4 away from the crate. We tried Hope the other night and she did great all night without a mess. Next well try Elvin and see how he does, then 2 out, etc.