Hi I’ve just rescued a 1yo labardoretriver. He’s a healthy boy. Been looked after brilliantly by his previous owners. They’ve had to let him go as they don’t have time for him. They work shift patterns and it was confusing for him. Most days he was in his crate from 8:30-12 then back in again from12:30-5. I don’t want to crate him but on a night he’s a bit of monster opening doors whining try’s to fight my cocker spaniel. So I’ve created him for the first couple of days but I really don’t agree with that type of training. He hates it as well but he just doesn’t settle unless he’s in there. I really need advice on how to calm him on a night. The first time I tried to put him in it he went to bite me not viciously it was like a puppy teething nip. He sleeps perfectly fine during the day with the other dog. And on an evening he’s getting closer to me on the sofa so I know he’s starting to trust me. It can take 30-60 at bed time not wanting to come in from his last wee he just either runs around the garden like a crazed lunatic or refuses to move from where he standing.