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Danny was 18 months old when I finally stopped crating him during the day when I left the house. He was about 14 months old when I started leaving him out of the crate at night. He was a voracious chewer though, which is why I crated him for so long.
Jasper could never be crated (he'd injure himself in the crate trying to escape), so he wasn't crated at all, though he was originally gated into the kitchen. That didn't last long because he chewed through the baby gate. Overall, he didn't get into any trouble.
Until it was him and Danny, then they chewed a few things up.
Jasmine was crated until she was about 2 or maybe a bit younger.