Hello, our family is new to dog ownership and fell in love with the Native American Indian Dog. We did not realize how different this breed is considering they do not like to be in a crate. We have been challenged since day one. We are hoping to find other owners that can help us sort through issues about their personalities, high energy and training methods. We thought a smart dog would be easy to train. Acutally, it has been a constant process of outsmarting the dog. Thanks!