I have been working with this Havanese puppy, Migo, on training him to go into his crate. I did this by making the crate a hugely valuable place to be (from his point of view), by using clicker training and positive reinforcement.
The other day, while watching television, I used commercial breaks to practice a few things with our Sam. In the two minutes of time, we were able to work on combinations of sit/down/stand/stay, hand targeting and weaving through my legs. In another break, I took out my circular pie pan and practiced stationing to it (going to it and standing with his front two paws on it). When the commercials were over, I gave Sam his ‘All Done’ release cue and stopped to focus on my program again.