He is too adorable!!!!!!!
I think everything you mentioned sounds pretty normal.
I only got one of my dogs as a pup, and it was my lab (or whatever he is ), and he hated to be alone in the crate. He still hates to be left alone, no matter where it is. I think it's in their nature, since they love people so much!!
You've got a real cutie there!!
None of my dogs are allowed on the furniture, and 3 of them had been allowed in previous homes. It didn't take too long though--just a lesson in the word "off", and being consistent with it worked for us. Although, what Kito does when we're not home we have no clue
Good luck with the pup!!!
Emily, Kito, Abbey, Riley, and Jada