We would like to add that dogs love crates as it gives them a feeling of a den—make sure to get a cover for the crate! A crate provides a dog with peace of mind, especially when you have children. In our house, we have a rule: if the dog is in the crate, kids cannot bother them. It’s funny how quickly dogs figure it out! However, if you want your dog to like the crate, don’t use it as an easy babysitter. Don’t leave them there for a whole day! No more hours than the puppy's age in months plus 1 more hour when you bring your baby home.