We are teaching Ellen to sleep on her bed, outside of her crate. I think its best that she is sleeping next to me by the bed rather then caged up in her kennel for when Eric is gone. It definitely makes me feel safer. Well, this is where and how she has slept the past couple nights that we have tried it. I think its adorable. For some reason, she just loves under the bed! I think its because its cave-like and she loves anything that feels enclosed.