This might be a good time to discuss the SAFETY of using crates to confine dogs.
One must keep in mind that a growing puppy is like a sponge, and supervision and control of his activities is important, or bad habits can develop.
I do not allow puppies opportunities to do the wrong thing. If I am not directly supervising, the puppy is in a safe outdoor well fenced area, or in it's crate.
My 15 mos old pup still sleeps in her crate at night. She is too young to be responsible for making all the right decisions. She is very close to sleep freedom, but it will probably be another YEAR before I will start allowing her to stay out of her crate while I am away for short periods.
Dogs trained in this manner become excellent housedogs.
I also use a toy box or basket as a designated area for approved chew toys. Puppies learn very quickly that they can take things from the basket at any time and do with them as they wish. If it's baited with tiny smears of peanut butter or cheez whiz on certain toys, they learn even faster.
Prevention and training are much better than vet visits, emergency surgery, or worse.
Awww, my dogs have a "toy bin" and my oldest (6 months old) kinows how to use it. The little one has only been here a week and a half so he hasn't quite figured it out, but I can't help but laugh when I see Baxter nosing around the bin or "digging" to get the one toy her wants--and it's not always the same toy. LOL. I highly recommend a "toy box" where the heck ekse do you put all this stuff?