I am a strong believer that crates can be a dog's best friend. It keeps them out of trouble like getting into the garbage, chewing furniture, and fighting with my other dogs while I am at work. They eat and sleep in their crate. Even when i'm home I keep their door open so they can go in when they want to.
It made house breaking east because dog's live in a pen by nature. They eat and sleep in their pen and will not mess where they eat and sleep.
-Carla, Veterinary Assistant