Originally Posted by it'spuppylove
And as for giving her a treat in the cage to make it an exciting thing to go into it... the previous owner gave her too much table scraps (which we are NOT doing) and she's a couple pounds over weight with food allergies to meat so it's not a good idea to give her treats if we're trying to get her to lose weight (which is unfortunate because it might help the training)(
You could feed her kibble or whichever food you are feeding to her as a treat in that crate then?
Honestly, I would be surprised if there was any destruction at this point.. why not try without a crate for short lengths of time? You may find the crate completely unnecessary.