As this topic is a question on crate training which I have never done before..crate put up today and bedding in it prepared. Few treats in on the bedding. Let in the 3 hounds and waited for them to spot it and investigate. They did, said crate each time and treated. Pretty could not fit in as the 3rd dog in it. The others quickly decided that if I moved a muscle in the loungeroom, they ran and sat in the crate and waited, that they would get a treat. Good start.
Periodically they go in and I say crate. Treats will be random soon. Next step in some days when it has become a piece of the furniture and commonplace to them I will have them inside individually and put them in, closed door with a kong in there and see how they will go.