Guest rachel2025 Posted June 3, 2016 Share Posted June 3, 2016 We are foster-failing on a lovely little greyhound just off the track. She's been at our house about a week, and is doing great, but over the past couple of days, has become increasingly reluctant to enter her crate when we are leaving the house. (She's fine going in to pick up toys, eat her breakfast, and get treats any other time). I'm giving her a delicious Kong, which was enough to entice her earlier in the week, but now she's freezing before she gets to the door and we're having to push her in. We have a nanny cam up, and she's fine within 10 minutes after we leave (eats her kong and lies down for a nap). Any ideas on how to get her to go in? I was thinking I could try to find a higher value treat (now it's a kong filled with treats and baby food). I hate pushing her in there, although that seems to be what happens in the kennel when dogs don't want to go into her crates. Leaving her out is not yet an option (she scratches/digs at the door when one of us leaves the house). I'm seeing lots of advice on the internet about never forcing a dog into a crate, but we've got to go to work everyday and she's not ready to have free rein of the house yet. Looking forward to your advice and opinions! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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