Crate training is a wonderful idea. She hops right in her crate every night and snuggles up with her blanket like a good girl that she is. However, lately she has been volunteering to spend all day in her crate! We bought this house and large yard pretty much for our big dog! It is cute to find her in there with the door open, but girlfriend go play! Perhaps it is partially due to the fact that every time the baby is on the floor she wants to lay by him and at some point he wants to grab whatever he can and twist. Africa, we are sorry for the baby abuse, but come out! We miss you!