These two commands will get Pup to load into a crate for hunting, go to his box or bed when you want him to, or sit still in a blind during a hunt. Introduce the kennel gradually, first with the door open, with treats inside if necessary. As the dog enters the crate, say, “kennel” or “kennel up.” He should always associate a kennel with good things: food, going hunting or training, or a quiet, safe den. Don’t use it for punishment. Soon, he will want to go there as soon as you give the command. To teach your dog to load, put him on a leash and lead him to a kennel on the ground first, luring him inside with a treat. Then gradually increase the height until he will jump up into the back of the truck. You may need to start with the vehicle on a slope in order to get the tailgate low enough for him to hop up onto.