I'd like to get thoughts and advice from others... I have always started my chihuahua's in a crate when I'm gone or at night. And when I felt they learned manners I just had the crate available. My mom's co-worker has asked my advice on a few things for her chihuahua, one being that the dog wakes her up anywhere from 3am on. After asking about UTI's, playing, and water intake I found out she doesn't 'believe' in crates. I've always heard the small dogs liked to have their own space that's tight and cozy. This gal is getting frustrated, but I don't think she would give up. I know she has adopted a male and female close to the same age, and they get along great. Any tips or tricks would be appreciated.