I think a big clue might be "they won't stay out with them on". Dogs want to be with their "pack", not closed outside while the people are inside. If you cannot get them to stop barking, they should not be outside. Responsible owners will walk the dogs, then bring them in. Crate train them, if they cannot be trusted in the house when you are not there.
Try walking toward the two dogs using body language to make them think you are going to kill them. Just keep walking making them move out of your way. Reward their silence with some pats. Animals respect dominance.
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