What does he do? Is he wanting to play? Or trying to lay down elesewhere? Or trying to stay with you?
Definitely not too much crating. In that case, I would do as the others suggest. Just put him in the crate. He doesn't have to necessarily want to go in the crate, just as long as he's not avoiding or afraid of or actively fighting the crate.Thanks. I'm working on crate training again. He has a pen but otherwise I don't put him in his crate for more than 2 hours at a time, twice a day. So 4 hours total. So I don't think it's too much crating.