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Has anyone crate trained their dog that absolutely hated it? We rescued a Boxer on Friday, and she is REALLY against going into the crate. Zeus was easily trained with the crate by using all the "basics" in books or websites, but this is a different situation here. Any tips?
 

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Maybe try starting out slow with her. Make her think her crate is a fun, happy place to be. Throw a treat in there for her and let her go get it out without closing the door. Feed her in there without closing the door. Do that a few times so she sees that it's not really that bad. Then start closing the door when you feed her, that way she's not in there for a long time with the door close. And of course praise her when she goes in there.
Her last owner probably used the crate as punishment. :(
 
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