all right all you trouble-shooters. thoughts? suggestions? luce crates fine at home most of the time. she does have her moments when she disagrees vehemently with being crated, but on a day-to-day basis, no problems. i can't crate her in public because she screams and digs at the door and is a general idiot. this is a problem now that we're starting to trial, because there are times when she will NEED to be crated. at this first trial we did, i put her crate in the car with the intention of just crating her there and leaving the car doors open (it was hot). i also took my mom along as babysitter, and it's a good thing, too, because she screamed and attacked the crate door when i went inside to check in, even though mom was out there with her. she is fine on a leash with my mom, so the issue isn't specifically me leaving her. my plan is to start working on crating her here and there, where i can. work on getting her in and out of the crate, drama-free. feed her lots of really yummies in the crate. bring her out on a leash and ignore her. put her back in the crate, feed. lather rinse repeat. also, work mushroom in front of her and feed her. gradually start taking her more places (we started in the backyard and it was drama-free), trying to find options that have more interesting stuff going on (this is hard- i have no idea where to take her). i also think i'm going to work on some mat work type stuff as described in control unleashed, but i need to get her a mat that can be her Mat Just For That. anybody else have any ideas? i have until the beginning of september before i absolutely need to be able to crate her in public.