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That's one bonus have having two (or more dogs). When one starts doing that, I go to the pen or crate and call the one that I know will come first, and then call the second one. When the first one arrives (and I know the second one is resisting), I start praising the first one BIG time. I give lots of high voice praise, kissy sounds and get a treat out for her. The second one always comes for that, and then gets her treat after she arrives. (I praise all the way until the second one gets to where she is at my hands that are touching, petting and rubbing the first one.)
I suppose you can try it with a stuffed animal and give the treat to Tessa (or Kubrick or whoever) when they arrive. One of my friends always keeps a bag of treats on top of the crates, out of reach of the dogs, and gives each dog a treat for going in when she needs to leave or at bedtime. It works great.