He has done well with Placemat, however, and his general house manners are very good for such a young dog. However, he has become quite the Houdini! Not only will he wiggle out of his crate but he will climb the 6' kennel walls in his dog run. So he is staying in our heavy duty, escape-proof, crate at night because even though he is limber I don't want him hurting himself by jumping down from his big kennel or from squeezing out of the crate we have him in. I am not sure why exactly he has started to refuse containment. I don't think this will translate to a problem with crating at home because he will not be crated as often or with as much interesting action going on (like another dog being taken out on a walk while he has to stay behind) at home as he is here. But if it does it is something that can easily be worked through.
Overall, I am pleased with his progress. He is at the half way mark for his stay with us and he is right on target if not a little ahead. He is a bright boy, that's for sure.