Don Sault Ste. Marie, MI 9/1/2008 10:29:51 AM I can certainly attest to the difference a crate can make with regards to destruction of property. Our 11 yr old mixed breed never used a crate, we refer to her as the million dollar pooch, a conservative estimate my wife would say. Our next dog, soon to be two has used a crate from day one and readily enters it when asked, primarily at nite. It also made housetraining much easier, simply by attaching the leash and heading straight out the door. The ninety five pound mixed is so comfortable in it that we haven't even considered not using it (presently he only spends nites in it and is outside during the day.