the crate has been used sporadically for daytime use while i am at work, and has never been an issue. it is left open at all times, and she has food in it, a blanket, and she frequents it for select toys. i feel strongly that this is her equivalent to an adolescent response to having taken away her social media. i hear what you're saying too though, and i feel that it would be to our advantage to pay some mind into making her crate less a hindrance on her freedom. i am still left wondering if we may have crossed a line that we cannot get back over, after her taste of aggression, or if this will smooth out with due diligence. thank you again Allie.