I have a male Dobie who is a year old. We crate him at night and always have. Just recently within the last month or two his crating has became an issue. He will whine and bark for hours on end. He does not have to go outside, we put them out right before bed. He will also scratch at the cage as well. He is not afraid of the crate will go in it on command and sleeps in it during the day. We have to crate him because if we don't, he chews. We have also put him in the laundry room, but that did not work either, he still persisted the whining and barking. We are at our last thread with this problem....not sleeping is getting to us! Any suggestions????