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Hi, first post here. I have a three month old red heeler and have been trying to get him crate trained for a few days. I feel like I have done everything right according to what I've read. He isn't scared of the crate. And when he is locked in it his whining time has reduced greatly. The problem is getting him IN the crate. LIke I said, he isn't scared of it, he just doesn't want to go in. I try to lure him in with treats, but he makes sure to keep his back legs out so I can't shut the door. He is learning to sit and fetch but I feel like I haven't focused enough on the main thing I want. Him to get in his crate when I tell him to. I know it's only been a few days but I feel I've made no progress. Another question I have is how long I should make him stay in his "house" until he is house broken? I'm sure this is a common question around here so if you would rather just point me at some links i won't take it as rude ;)

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Thanks, I'll check out the links. Funny thing is I don't really see him doing a lot of chewing on toys in the cage. Also, peanut butter doesn't seem too effective with him. Is there any other miracle pastes?
 

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Thank you for the post. Everything I read says that a crate is the best (maybe easiest) way to house train a dog. Either way I guess I'm sort of unsure of how long he should hang out in the crate while I AM around. Sounds like I should just close the bedroom doors and keep an eye on him while I am their and try to learn his "need to go" behaviors. The cats will love me, haha!
 
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