Please remember the useability of a crate. It is good to get a young puppy
used to the crate with the door opened being a kind of special "house" or
"lair" which the puppy enjoys. Try putting toys in it and you can close
the door at night or occasionally for short periods to get puppy used to it
and minimize destruction ofyour house when say you are sleeping or taking a
Do keep in touch particularly with those of us who love dogs and like them well trained in the house. You and I both know that if you can train them young life is better for both of you when they grow from puppies to full-sized dogs.