Miles really hated his crate at first. He wouldn't go near it. And if we even looked at him and he thought we were going to put him in it, he'd bolt away.
We eventually got him to put one foot in to get a treat, rubs, and lots of verbal praise. First one foot, then two. Then we'd try to get him to just be in the crate (no door closed). Once we made it that far- we'd try to get him to sit. Then sit for longer. But always, as soon as we'd close the door, he'd pee. Ugh. That was really frustrating.
We started putting hooves with peanut butter in his crate. Okay, I actually add a little crunchy biscuit in the peanut butter too. But now he'll RUN to his crate and can't wait to get his reward. He used to howl like a tornado siren every time we left. Now that he knows his morning routine, he doesn't howl. BUT– he will howl if we leave him in there any other time of day. Odd.
We had to do video tape surveillance. Have fun with that!!
Our original work with Miles can be found under the thread, "Miles: A Rescue" His video is on page 6. And it's a LOT louder in person than in the video. You should fast forward to about half way through the video to really hear him. We can hear him on the third floor while we're in the parking lot. In fact, we have had other people in other buildings comment to us that they've heard him. So far we haven't been kicked out. Good luck!