Right now our newly adopted teenage hound mix gets worked up and overstimulated very easily, and we've had a hard time helping her settle down after any sort of activity. She'll increasingly jump, chew, play growl, demand bark, even when we ignore her. She's getting better at trying to sit and quiet down to get our attention, instead of barking, but as soon as we pet her it's right back to crazy town. The only thing that works to get her to settle and nap is to leave her in her crate for a time. I would rather her snuggle us on the couch while we all chill out, but until we can get results from our work on encouraging settling outside the crate, is it ok for her to have this settle time in her crate? Is there an alternative way to help her settle?