I've been thinking a little about getting a crate for Chopz (9mo terrier cross). My older boy (5yo) is well past the training stage, and doesn't have much need for one. The main reason that I'm thinking about it is is for nighttime (sleeping). He can get excessively playful and noisy at pretty inappropriate times of the night and (very early) mornings. Particularly if I get up to go to the toilet/OH gets up for work at an ungodly hour/I take one of the dogs out to the toilet. It is tiring, especially for OH who works long days. I think it may also be useful for when his puppy excitement gets the better of him, ie: when we get visitors. I also think he might just generally like having his own "Den". Oh, and maybe it would be good in the car also?
I have a couple of questions though:
1. Will having a crate for one, and not the other be a problem? I'd think about crating Duke, but I don't think he "needs" it.
2. People that use crates, are yours like this or more like this
3. Do people use them in the car? Chopz can get a bit excitable in the car too.
Anyway, I'm basically interested in any info/experiences from people who do or don't use them for whatever reason. I haven't done enough research yet to make up my mind