Just a few words of advice. Dont get the wire ones that are just bars, the dogs need to feel safe in their kennels. It is their safe place to hide and it is their home. Kennel training is definetly the way to go for sure though. My labs love their kennels and cry when the door accidently shuts them out. It is also a good idea put a piece of your worn clothing in with them so the dont feel alone and are comfortable with your smell (kinda helps with them knowing who there owner is also by your smell). Good luck with everything.