When I was a small pup, I slept in a crate at night. Mom or Dad would tell me to : “Go to your crate” and I would run to the bedroom and hop in my crate and wait for the treat filled kong that was to follow. When Sister came, she learned the routine pretty fast. However, it did not last long.  When Sister was seven months old (I was nine) she decided she was ready for the big bed and it has been that way ever since. ~ Indy