Well I guess Max is giving me a big hint. I always leave the crate door open when he's not in it so he can go in it if he wants to. Well he's not to thrilled about the crate to begin with but I've been trying to work with him to get him more used to it and now he will sit on command in the crate while I shut the door and not throw himself wildly at the door inorder to get out of it. Well the last couple of days when I'm not in the room with him he will take and pull his bed out of the crate and put it where he wants it in the living room. We have a large crate and so his bed is a pretty good size. At first I thought it was the children that was doing it, as their in the room playing while this happens. Well turns out it's max. I guess now he's quietly stating his protests over the crate.