Inara's problem isn't separation anxiety - she's just stubborn and doesn't want to be in her crate!
That's Mo, right there. He is the best (or worst, in this case) problem solving dog I have ever had. He knows he can get out so, meh, why not try it.
Yes he gets regular excercise. That particular day however, he did not get it. It was the end of the week and I was thinking 'OK, it's just one day and he'll get a huge run tomorrow.' WRONG! That was my fault. For his safety I need to get a crate that no matter what happens he won't get out of, or worse, get stuck trying.
The pi$$er about the whole thing is, my gf and I share him and he stays at her house sometimes when things are hectic at my work. She leaves him out of the crate while she is at work and he is fine.
When I try it here he eats something. Everytime! Shoes, the couch, the couch pillows, shoes, books, shoes.
Holy Moly! You had better go for the stronger one and forget looking for "classic beauty that blends with any decor".
Yeah, its utilitarian from here on out!
The Falawoods crates look like they would do fine too. How much for the one dogger?