Can someone please give me some pointers or suggestions please. This is my first time trying to train a dog from a pup. Everytime I put her in the crate she howls, barks and whines forever and gnaws at the bars on the cage. Is this normal? This goes on for like an hour than she will sleep for an hour and do it all over again. It seems so inhumane to do this. I feel sorry for her but dont think I am suppose to take her out and coddle her when she does this. Even if I take her out she whines to be in my lap 24/7. I am assuming its because she is so young. I am just a firm believer that animals dont belong on furniture. Am I going about this the wrong way. PaLeeeeeze Help me. Thank you.