I thought it was change she was objecting to as well. That is why I retrieved the old crate to test it out. She refused something she had been using for months now.
No one has forced her into the crate. I live alone and have total control of those things.
My other dog is an 11 year old rescue pet. She has always used a crate as well, although her crate door is never closed.
I suppose for now, I will continue to entice her into the crate ... give all incentives possible for her to go in there .. and hopefully in a day or so she will just lay down comfortably as she always has. I have to admit I was extremely pleased that she made no attempt to wander the house, chew, or have accidents last night. As a mature dog, I feel she is going to be rock solid ... she is receptive to learning anything new and most agreeable to once she understands what I want from her.