Great looking dogs! I have crate trained all my dogs and continue to place them in it from time to time so that when I take them to other camps or States on hunting trips they have a resting place that they're familiar with. I also transport my dogs in a kennel in the back of my truck. I didn't use to but when a senior beagle handler who operates a kennel in PA pointed out safety issues I couldn't disagree. Our children are grown and out of the house so our dogs are our 'kids' now. Keep 'em safe.