Thank you so much for your comment! We were thinking a female would be a good companion/friend for him. What would be a good way to introduce a crate to your pet? Our dog, O’Shea, has not been in a crate. We do have a kennel outside, but need to finish building a roof for it. My husband is away for much of the day, Mon-Fri, with work…and once school starts again, I will be away for at least 8 hours teaching, Mon-Fri. Is there any good way to prep a dog for this?