If you are looking for a dog that is one big ball of energy, likes to play, and makes a great family dog, then a Husky might be just what you are looking for. Huskies are very intelligent dogs who like to work and at the same time are full of curiosity, mischief, and it seems, the desire to constantly be getting into some kind of trouble. If your Husky isn't trying to give himself a frizz by chewing on power cords, he is chewing on his favorite spot on your carpet.
Kennel training your Husky is a great way to keep these hijinks to a minimum, keeping you, your house, and your pup safer. The key to successful kennel training is to teach your pup to think of his kennel as his den. Once he sees it this way, you will find he has no problem spending time in his "den" even when you haven't asked him to.
The task at hand is to be able to give your pup a simple command such as "kennel" and he will happily go into his crate and allow you to close the door without throwing a fit. While you could eventually train him to go in there simply by making him go there against his will, this is not the best way to achieve anything. What you are really trying to do is find a way to make your Husky think of his kennel not as a cage, but as his den, a place of his own, somewhere he can kick it and relax.
One of the best ways for you to make your Husky see it this way is to turn that metal wire crate into a comfortable den that he will be happy to call home. Lay down some carpet, put a nice comfy bed inside, add a few new toys for him to play with. In other words, make his kennel into a place he can enjoy spending time in. This will make any training method that much easier.
Start by purchasing the right size kennel. The people at your local pet store can help you with this. This is very important, as a kennel that is too small will be too cramped and uncomfortable. Be sure it has an easy-to-use latch that your curious Husky won't be able to figure out how to open. Along with this, there are a few extras needed for training.
The rest is all about time and patience. You need time to practice this several times a day and the patience to put up with your unhappy pup as he learns to accept his new den and that he must spend time in it.