Now that you’ve done some “Treat Fairy” work, you can be a little more active. Lure your dog into the crate (leave the door open) and provide a continuous flow of treats for five whole seconds, then walk away and let your dog leave on their own time. Some dogs will run out of it right away, while other dogs hang out in there, looking for more goodies. Neither is an indicator of your future success, so don’t worry!
Once you’ve done that a few times, lure your dog into the crate and provide a flow of treats (one every 2-3 seconds) for thirty whole seconds, then walk away and let your dog leave on their own time.