Cover it with blankets to make it a den, not a crate.. put in some towels or blankets for a bed... My bully is so OCD, she goes in like clock work... She was ALWAYS in it until I thought she'd be okay to be out... Then I came home to find a , thank God, unplugged lamp cord chewed up.. She ate 3, yes 3!!! cords to the Christmas tree in one season!! Now she's 8, and has been out of that stage, BUT still sleeps in it at night... Just don't use it as a punishment, and you'll be golden