please la..i'm not sifu..only know general stuff..
hehee...no pups like to be caged up la..try throwing some toys into the cage.. should be able to minimize the barking... ermm...3x3?? should be enuf for puppy use but not for an adult dalmatian.
toilet training needs time...try searching for a thread regarding this issue. quite a number of useful pointers you can use to train phoebe up. dalmatians are easy to train..fast learners..both my dals love their training session.