Yeah, that wouldn't fly in my house. My dogs must accept their crates at all times. I would work on desensitizing her to the sound of the front door in her crate. Put her in her crate and open the front door, close the fron door, open the front door every time you walk by. And ignore her completely. Walk by her crate, but don't look, don't make noise. She'll wonder what the heck is going on?! Weren't you leaving without her?
I would also work on giving her things in her crate that will take her some time to work on when you leave (or when you fake leave). I like large Bully Sticks, Kong toys, Everlasting Treat Balls, Holey Rollers with frozen hot dogs shoved inside (I like the football shaped one), or Primere makes some Busy Buddy chew toys that have special gnawhide rings that you can put in there.
These things combined together should get her to accept her crate readily when you leave, and keep her and your furniture safe!
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