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Crate Training 5 Month Old Mini Australian Shepherd
I have a 5 month old Mini Australian Shepherd named Jackson. We have had him for 1 week and 2 days. He is doing amazing in almost every aspect. He has had 2 accidents in the house, so potty training is going great! He is sitting, coming, getting along with all people and other dogs and even had a great trip to the vet!
However, he could not be doing any worse with crate training. He is crying, screaming, absolutely shredding any type of bedding that I put in the kennel and fighting to go in it. He was awful last night. I didn't give in to letting him get in bed with me so that I could have much needed sleep!
I am giving treats when it is time to go in. Leading into the kennel, as well as once he is in. I am feeding him his breakfast by placing his bowl in the kennel and leaving the door open. He has no problem going in for food!
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I hate seeing him this unhappy about the kennel, especially when he is doing so good in nearly every other area!