I've been trying to get Zoni more comfortable with her crate in the bedroom and particularly the x-pen/crate setup that I have set up in the kitchen/living area that she stays in during the day when we're gone. When we're home, I've been leaving the door open so she can go in freely, put her in the crate if she falls asleep, and I have been doing some training with treats when she is in the x-pen so hopefully she will be more okay with being in it when I'm home if necessary. The hitch now is that Nemo has now discovered the crate and has decided to make it one of his new sleeping locations. In absence of the puppy this would be great as he has never liked crates before so I'm sure it has to do with the puppy. So I placed her crate from the bedroom in the living room as well, but now he is going back and forth between them and if she is in one of them, he seems to be kicking her out. He won't let her near the crate once he is in it which is consistent with what he has been doing with his other sleeping spots. This is probably not unexpected but do I just kick him out of the crate once he gets in so she can have better access? Otherwise, I'm not sure if she is going to be comfortable in the crate, which would be a problem since she is going to be traveling in it when we start showing.