More White Tea
Logan had developed some anxiety over being in his crate (probably flight related stress) and we were having some issues as a result of this. Logan had been crate trained at the kennel he came from and he has to be in the crate when we leave the house. (Of course, part of crate training means they go into the crate sometimes while you're home also, so they don't associate the crate with you leaving.) His anxiety was making it very difficult to leave him alone. After crate training Finn (Bear, who came before Finn didn't get crate trained because we didn't know anything about it - he just ate the house), we realized how great crate training could be because it's safer for the dog and the house! Logan HAS to go into his crate when we leave. There's just no negotiating that. So he and I and a bag of treats started working on the crate or "Happy Place" as we call it. We worked slowly but kept building and by last night we had made major progress from where we were Saturday morning. Since he has been comfortable in the crate in the past, I'm sure things went faster than they would have if he was meeting the crate for the first time, but he really seems to catch on to things quickly. Of course treats and happy cuddles don't hurt either!