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Refuses crate in the night

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My 11 week old puppy refuses to go back into his crate in the middle of the night after a potty break. If I lift him in, he doesn't seem to mind, no fussing or whining or anything at all. He just refuses to go in on his own. I know I'm not supposed to be force my dog into crate but does anyone have any ideas on how to resolve this issue?
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My Rough collie puppy would manage to slip out of his collapsible crate in the night (which he would reluctantly go in)
and he would just lay on the floor and sleep there with no accidents. This was in my bedroom, so he was right next to me, he just didn't like being inside the crate. Does the puppy have accidents at all? Maybe you could leave his crate open when he's in? These are just suggestions of things that worked for my puppy, but all puppies are different.
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