07-18-2010, 11:17 PM
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I'm not sure how to edit this again, but I had one more question I forgot to add....
There are 3 days of the week where my boyfriend and I have the same work schedule ,2pm-10pm and on those days we crate Baxter in our bedroom. My mom is staying with us for several months which works out great for us because she lets him out of the crate when she gets home around 6:30pm and feeds him his dinner. Depending on what she's doing she'll either watch him or put him back in the crate 30-60mins after his dinner. He has never made an accident in his crate, and he is not really crying anymore when we put him in it. Other than those 3 days he doesn't get crated unless its bedtime, and he doesn't object to going to sleep in his crate. My question is, since he always goes on the potty pads(even if he did make a mistake, we have hardwood floors throughout), could we just leave him confined to our room so he can run around instead of being in the crate all that time? Or do you think he would be destructive? The only thing he tries to destroy while we are home is shoes, lol and those can easily be put out of the way when we are gone. I don't want to be too optimistic and leave him out in the room, and come home to a big mess...but I also don't want to torture him by leaving him in the cage for so long. Any thoughts on this?