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We crate train all our foster dogs regardless of age. However a lot of rescue dogs have issues with abandonment so you have to make sure that they understand that crate doesnt = leaving them forever.

Start out with all food and treats in the crate. I make kenneling up one of the first things they learn and turn it into a big fun game. Our command is "go hide" and we play the "go hide" game a lot. Then short stints in the crate while you're home. Give her a tasty bone or stuffed kong and put her in the crate while you putter around the house or watch tv. Once she's ok with that you can start leaving her in there while you're gone for short periods.
 
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