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I decided to try leaving Rocket alone for the first time - uncrated. Well, he was perfect. In fact, I got home and wasn't able to find him. It seems he went upstairs and slept somewhere. No messes. I think I will continue to crate when I work for 5 hours 3 days per week, but slowly start to include "free" time when I am going out for 1-2 hours.

We came home - he went right outside and peed and pooed. Good Boy :)

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What a relief when you come home huh?

I remember leaving Chase uncrated for the first time. He had severe separation anxiety and would manage to ''destroy'' the crate.

 

I was so relieved when I came home after ''uncrating'' and he was fast asleep. Yay!

 

:)

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I left Dane home alone for an hour yesterday and there was no destruction or accidents waiting for me! :balloonparty And while he was happy to see me, part of me even wonders if he noticed I was gone because he was so hyper-focused on the kong I'd set up for him hahaha

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We have been very lucky with our two in terms of being able to leave them home alone uncrated. We have never had a single problem ever (knock on wood). I wonder if age of the dog has anything to do with it? We adopted Elliott at 6 yrs old and Lea at 7 yrs old. Neither of them have a particularly high prey drive. We also keep them on a pretty stable schedule of walks and turnouts, and give them a lot of attention when we are at home. My husband and I both work from home at this time, but it hasn't always been the case. We often leave them from 4 to 5 hours alone.

Theresa (Tess)

Mom to Elliott (Sol Flasher) and Lea (PTL Lea)

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Holly came to us right off the track at age two, and she has never seen the inside of a crate in our house. She was fine the minute she got here, so I'm not sure it's age related.

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Tricia with Hopper the terrier mix and Kaia the wolfhound-schnauzer mix
Always missing Murray MaldivesBee Wiseman, River, and Holly
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