Thanks a bunch Bailey. I will try your suggestions. As for my fiance, he's Irish and said he doesn't believe in couping them up but letting them run free. However, I think he forgets that they are in a small house not on a large farm where he grew up I will have to try harder convincing him. Other dog owners I've spoken to also indicated that crating is the way to go and the dogs are actually better behaved for it.
Many thanks again.