Gradually introduce the crate to avoid overwhelming pups. Short, positive sessions are most effective.
Encourage your dog into the crate with treats, praise and toys, never force them inside against their will.
Feed your dog all meals inside the open crate to build positive associations.
Add a comfy bed, toys & chews to create a welcoming, den-like environment inside the crate.
As your dog relaxes in the crate with door open, practice briefly closing door while treats are inside.
Use special high-value treats ONLY for crate time to reinforce calm crate behavior.
Gradually build up peaceful crate time in short sessions, so dogs don't get restless or distressed.