Thats what I'm doing. Or if I want to watch a movie, the pup cant settle and chill that long so I put him in his pen (he didnt like the crate but feels comfy and quiet in his playpen, thats where he eats and sleeps too.)Originally Posted By: DHauCrate training has its place but the only time my pup is in it is when I need some down time like the computer. lol. Seriously, only when I don't have anybody able to watch her so she doesn't chew something. She is in the crate when nobody is home or at bedtime as well.