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My Yellow Lab is a year and a half, and has had this problem for a couple of months. Almost every night when my family tries to put the dog in his crate to sleep, he turns extremely agressive. Growling, loud barking, baring his teeth, the whole shebang. He's not an agressive dog, he's actually very sweet. During the day, he usually follows orders, he doesn't bark much, and the only biting he does is nipping your sleeves or hands for attention. We've tried giving him more exercise during the day, then tried less exercise, and We've tried training him more strictly. We follow every rule the dog trainers give us, so our dog is definitely a good, well trained dog. At night, in the crate, is the ONLY time he performs this extremely agressive behavior. There are some other problems with him, he doesn't like to eat very much, and he has some digestive troubles, but we can't connect those at all to his behavior. Tonight we're going to try and get a video of his behavior, I'll follow this post up with the video in a few hours. Every time we look up night agression we get results that don't help in the slightest, so this is somewhat of a last resort. Any advice at this point would be much obliged. Thanks!