He should have access to and spend enjoyable time in his crate (treats, snoozing), periodically when you're home or he will only view it as a place he gets "put" when you leave him alone. And at first leave him alone in it for VERY short periods of time...and make sure he never has a collar on in his crate.
mom to seraphina blue & the cashman
miss jeni-take-a-ride, rescued 7/07
shangri la's great white caesar, rescued 4/09
hearthside's cinderfella (RIP 4/20/09)
shep von bellefontaine (RIP 6/9/10)
voodoo lily (dsh) & cricket (african grey~RIP 7/13)