Colt is doing pretty good calming down once the door closes on the crate. It only takes about 10 minutes on average now for him to totally quiet down and start either dozing or chewing on a toy. The issue is that he really hates going into the crate on his own. I've tried all kinds of training exercises with him and he hates going into the crate. He'll fearfully climb in to grab any treat and then dart out like he's about to get burnt or the devil himself is after him. Mind, I've never used the crate for punishment. I've never yelled at him near the crate, nothing. Only praise and treats and affection. The fact that the door closes and I leave, though, is why he is so upset by it. I want to train him to go into the crate on his own and settle down, because when he's bigger I won't be able to pick him up and put him in there. I'm trying to avoid picking him up and putting him in there, now, but somehow it seems worse to have him go in there himself and then close the door before he can get out. I've tried having him stay in the crate with the door open. I've tried closing the door for half a second and slowly introducing him to longer periods of time. Once I leave the room, he goes nuts. I've heard "he'll get used to it" but he won't if he won't voluntarily enter the crate. I've watched training videos, read articles online, browsed forums, but it's all the same stuff that just doesn't seem to help him. Should I look into one on one sessions with a professional trainer?