My puppy only goes in his crate at bedtime. I started getting him to go in by throwing a couple of treats inside ans when he went on telling him, "good boy, go in crate."
He is 4 months now and I tell him to go in his crate and he gets excited, runs in and turns around to a sit waiting for the treat . He gets it after he grows in now. So far, no issues with the crate. Other than the whining when we first started using it.
Riley - 11/05/2012-8/30/2013
He will always be in my heart.