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I would just tire him out more and wait it out. My golden is 4 years old and her crate is still up. We don't lock her in it any more, and haven't for about 2 years. I even took it down about a month ago because its huge and I was getting tired of moving it to vacuum under it. She started to act funny and mopey and I didn't really pay much attention to it until I saw her laying in the corner where her crate used to be. So I set her crate back up and she is back to her normal happy go lucky self. She loves her crate and will lay and sleep in it all the time.

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Sounds like the pup is well rested midday and needs a bit of a physical release, I know that's hard to do when working. If you know of someone that you trust that could let the pup out to play for a while mid-day, would make it much easier. My daughter has a neighbor that comes to the house and plays/walks the pup every work day and only charges $5/day. Puppy is happier and has a chance to socialize...
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