The crate is very aversive to Buddy. He knows that going in his crate means his people are leaving for a long time. We have begun counter-conditioning Buddy to his crate by
feeding him his meals in there, and tonight we began to cue him to go into it on his own.
Because his aversion is so strong this will take some time, but we have made great progress thus far.
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, CTDI