My "bad" dog is crate trained for bed. At night he's great, but not when he goes in there for naps--he doesn't nap, he just goes crazy. He's mostly focused on my "good" dog (who does not need to be in her crate). I tried putting my "good" dog in her crate, but that didn't change the "bad" dog's behavior. The "good" dog's crate is even out of sight of the "bad" dog's.
I've tried rewarding him when he's calm (verbal "good boy" and treats), but as I begin to speak or right after, he goes crazy again. I've tried ignoring him (back to him, not looking or speaking to him). He has a lot of energy, and some days it's easier to burn that than others. (Work, weather, construction behind house) We play ball and train when we can't go outside. I also can't leave the "bad" dog unattended and un-crated due to his high energy and need to get into everything. So when he's getting out of hand or I need to leave the room, he is crated. (Usually a couple of hours a day outside of bedtime.)
My question: How do I get him to not freak out?