A kennel probably wouldn't work in an apartment. If you had a garage or basement, I guess it depends on whether you are a townhouse apartment or a flat.
I agree, get a bigger, badder crate. They have some that are very strong. The midwest i-crate is a joke, seriously. Most of my dogs are fine in the cheap walmart crates, but they don't have this problem. The dog that did have this problem, I went ahead and reinforced a strong crate with angle iron, and threaded rods, but, I think they make some really tough crates these days.
Jenna, RN CGC & Babs, CD RA CGC HIC
Heidi, RA CGC
SG3 Odessa, SchH1, Kkl1, AD
Ninja, RN CGC & Milla, RN CGC
Joy, Star Puppy, RN CGC
Dolly CGC & Bear CGC