12-16-2017, 07:01 AM
Join Date: Dec 2015
Mentioned: 46 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Does she ever have any accidents inside? Is she able to hold it for a long time without having to go out when you are home?
More-so than indoor accidents, the bigger worry when transitioning from the use of the crate to free roam tends to be destructive behavior.
Transitioning to free roam starts small. Leave her out for ten minutes while you run to the store. Work up to twenty, to half an hour. I suggest continuing to crate for long periods.
Destructive behavior when left alone is common in younger pups, but most do tend to grow out of it. At one, she's just about at the age I'd expect a lower energy dog to be OK alone, but a higher energy dog may still struggle at that age.
It can help to leave them with a long lasting chew/toy, and a few things they can play with.