Sam [ADOPTED MAY 5] is a 2 and a half year old, big lug of a guy and a real lover. He could probably stand to lose a few pounds. He is very laid back and does not mind the crate. He will bark at the door to let you know that he needs to go out. He gets along with all of the other dogs and loves his rawhide. He likes to scratch his bottom against the door like a bear does on a tree. It is really comical to watch. He does not jump up on me, but does jump the gates. I have not had any problem with him at all as he is so mellow.