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Hello! Doug is soooo cute! I think you should get a dog crate that doesn't have bars...one that is designed more for travel. I have a 14 week old Havanese and while she is my first Hav, she isn't my first puppy or dog. My mother-in-law used to have/raise Scottish Terriers and she taught me long ago that those wire crates worked contradictory to what they were intended to do - provide a safe place for the dog to hide and relax. She always felt that the wire cages made them feel exposed and vulnerable...they can't hide with only wires! Anyway, get a travel crate and see what happens. He isn't going to be happy (initially) going into the crate, but as long as you know he doesn't have to go to the bathroom, give him some treats and toys, put him in and be done with it. He's going to get upset...I recommend leaving the room, after a few minutes he will stop (at least that is my experience)...Molly will continue to whine if she knows I'm in the room because she knows I can't resist her whimpering! Good luck!