Dogs are a joy to have around you, underfoot and at your heels, but sometimes even the best-trained dog just needs some crate time, for their sake as well as yours.To ensure quality crate time, make the dogs’ crate (or crates) special. They go in when you say, and how you say, and do not come out until you say! Train your dog to love their crate. I give my dog a special bone that is only for crate-time. No matter which crate she’s in, she gets her treat-bone. She has the fastest ‘kennel-up’ around, and in the past, when she’s escaped, hollering “Nova! Kennel up!” has, sadly, worked far, far better than “Nova, COME!” I’ve worked to get both my dogs used to the popup kennels as well, so I don’t have to lug a really heavy folding crate with me.