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I have an almost 12 month old boxador and it's impossible to get her in the crate. She gets hostile when we try to get h


Asked by Member 1110921 on May 15th 2012 in Crate Training
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Gray Dawn Treader

Well, if you think about it, if you had people pushing and shoving you into a cage, you'd fight back, too.

Why not make the crate a pleasant experience? Leave the crate open when she doesn't have to be in there, so she can explore it at her own will.
During play time, throw toys in there so she'll have to go in to retrieve them.
Feed her in the crate.
Teach her to go in on command, and reward her for doing so. If she's food motivated, this should be easy.


Gray Dawn Treader answered on 5/16/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer