We have a three-old-lab. For the first year and a half if his life he was completely crate-trained and went in his crate gladly whenever we left and at bedtime. When we moved we decided we could trust him in the house so he has free run of our town home. Lately, he has been very ornery and has started eating things in the house. It could be anything from underwear to my son's to my pool bag to our potty ring. Pretty much anytime I leave he eats something. It doesn't matter how long i am gone. I am a SAHM so we are home with him a lot during the day, but e does go to daycare if I know I won't be able to be home with him for good chunks of time during the day. I am thinking of re-crate training him when we move again in February. Has anyone done this and is it hard? Sometimes I worry that he will think its a punishment or we are mad at him. I already worry that he's jealous of DS though they are wonderful together. He currently sleeps in our room and in the new house the crate would have to go in the basement and since he's used to being with us, I don't want him to be sad about being in te basement. Am I being too sensitive? I love my dog, but I definitely don't think he can be trusted to be out anymore. Any input would be great.
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