08-25-2017, 09:43 AM
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Just a heads up, this forum isn't the most accepting place for "pack Leader" mentality. It's an old and outdated mentality that is not beneficial to the dog and probably why the dog isn't behaving for your fiance.
Are you using positive reinforcement style training? By that I mean are you making every experience the dog has with you and your fiance a positive experience? For example, your fiance said she isn't going into the crate. How is he asking? Is he yelling and demanding she go in? Or is he throwing a treat in the treat and praising her when she goes in. If she doesn't go in, what is his reaction? For a dog that has a disdain for the crate already demanding or yelling for the dog to get into the crate is not going to create a positive experience or have the dog want to go in.
Also sounds like your fiance is trying too hard to be the 'alpha'. Pet ownership should be about a mutual respect, especially with a dog that comes with some baggage. Sounds like he needs to stop trying to be dominate and earn the dog's trust and respect.