My dog is only 6 weeks old, but I have had dogs around me my whole life growing up but they were always mutts. They were so well behaved though - never chewed anything or went potty in the house. My question is I know crate training is good, but I don't want to keep my dog in a crate his whole life. What is a good age to start to get the dog out of the crate when you leave the house?? We have a german shepherd that was crate trianed and now has full roam of the house and he is 5.