Friends, My dog Hershey (Choc Lab) is a rescue dog that we got about 3.5 years ago. He is great when we are home but if we leave him at home it can be a nightmare. Now, when we got him the doctor said he was clausterphobic and could not be crate trained. Well he had been doing well till right before Easter. Around Easter he figured out how to open the refridgerater door. Before that he would counter surf and had gotten into eathing the cat's food (on top of the fridge) but nothing too bad. Well the other day we go to visit family and leave Hershey in his crate with bungee cords to make sure he would not get out. Well he did get out and the door to the crate was ruined. So we got him a new "wire" type crate and I hooked his lease to the door as an extra mesure. well guess what he rolled the crate over on it's side and was able to get the top free enough to get out. Now I think if I get some slip ties I can get latch it down so he can't get out that way but I am hopeing there is some better advice on GLOCKTALK. And yes, I excersise the dog and gave him a KONG treat with Peanut butter before leaving. I left him twice before in the new crate but he always seems to know that I am just outside or gone to the mailbox. This is very frustrating. Our GSD goes in her crate and goes straight to sleep. Hershey will sleep in his crate or Liberty's all day long (as long as the door is open) Thanks in advance Dennis P.