Hi guys! I am a new owner of a 11 week old Dobe puppy. I have had him for almost two weeks now, so we are all still adjusting. My husband and I are new to owning a dog, but we have also tried our best to educate ourselves on what to expect from a Dobe. I am already attached to him, and he listens to me. He is already "sitting" for me. My husband and I both work full time, so I have to crate him. I do come home once a day to relieve him, play with him and feed him, and just try to give him excercise, but he has to have this schedule. I feel this is helping potty train too. My husband thinks keeping him in the crate will cause mental/behavior problems later. He says this when he is hyper, and that is when we first get home. Once we play hard outside in the evening, they puppy settles down and then naps..lol...I guess I need advice on what you all think about crating. He loves his crate, and spends time in there even when we are home. When I am home, he gets alot of exercise and attention. He also has kong toys during the day in his crate. Will this really cause him mental problems later??