I have a 10 month old Lab puppy. For the 8 months we've had him he always eats his meals in his crate and goes to his crate when commanded.
The last few days he's been acting a little funny. He won't eat in his crate. He'll lay next to a bowl full of food. If I take the bowl out and set it on the floor he will scarf it down. The latest development was today where he actually won't go in the crate. I give him the command to go in the crate and he walks away from me. I offer cookies and he still won't go. A little while ago I had an emergency to attend too and a baby screaming and I had to put him in his crate by force. I know that probably didn't help matters but I had no choice.