MT, I know you have made your decision and it is probably right for you as you do not seem to have a really well managed kennel. A modern, well managed kennel will know how to handle a stressed dog that barks. Stuff like D.A.P. either in collars or in spray/diffuser form works very well.
Kennel design is now taking into account stress triggers such as dogs being stared at through mesh dividers and solid walls are the new way of building.
I would suggest you do a call around and see if you have any newer kennels in your part of the country. A good one is worth driving to and will be quiet. When you get there, if you can hear lots of constant barking, get back in your car and try the next one.
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