When he eventually gets old enough my husband would like to do schutzhund training with him. I guess I just need him to know that we're not chew toys!
I'm glad to hear that crating isn't such a bad thing when he's wound up. I don't punish him but I calmly say "ok time for bed!" and I crate him.
We have training time usually once a day where we work on sit, down and stay.