Once they're used to the kennel they're fine Rita, they actually think of it as their den. We're going to try one of those comfort vests for our border collie, he's destroying the wood work around the doors and windows. Hope it works!
Oh no Laurie,my dog has no teeth left,she is twelve this year and in her 5 th metal crate!
have look at thishttp://www.wagntrain.com/SeparationAnx.htmhttp://www.dogchannel.com/dog-training/dog-behavior-issues/article_1963.aspxGood luck