Q. I adopted 2 Boston Terrier mix dogs (male and female). How do I train them to sleep in their crates?
AMANDA MILLER COOK
A. You can start by feeding all meals in the crate to begin associating it as a positive space. Make sure it's nice and cozy and never force the dogs in if scared. Lure them in with tasty treats, feed meals as mentioned, fill and freeze kongs with peanut butter and give them only for crate time as an activity to keep them busy. Keep in mind young pups will need to potty fairly often so expect to let them out during the night for a potty break at least once. You can also cover each crate with blankets or towels just enough to keep it dark and eliminate visual stimulation.