Boy I sure do agree with MC on her post --- It took ?? Maybe a year and a half before Mr. B gained our trust - lol
Sounds like he's just not ready to be loose in the house to me. Some dogs take longer to be trustworthy out of a crate. Is there any reason to believe it's anxiety?
I still think that little boys are a bigger challenge than the girls we have raised ! We gave him a few tests when we going to be gone a short time - He failed miserably !!!!!!!!! Terribly was more like it ! He would take a squirt here and there - He was just bored - I guess . If there's was something to get into trouble with - I can Guarantee - Mr. B would find it .
As I said it took him a long time to be trusted .