Dear Pasta is still a pup barely a year old. His owner kept him crated when she was at work, because he chewed everything. When I spoke with Pasta, he was bored in his crate even with the dog walker coming twice daily. I realized it was time to stop calling and treating Pasta as a puppy. I explained to him that he is a grown-up dog now and needs to behave like one. His owner stopped using the crate started keeping him in a larger room during the day. He's also going to the local dog park now to run off his bottled up energy. Pasta is doing much better.