I have an 3 WK female ShihTzu and we are using the crate method for potty training. I have found all kinds of info on the maximum time they can be left in the crate but my question is the opposite. As long as someone is in the floor with her ready to snatch her up ( gently of course ) to go potty how long can she remain out of the crate. I am retired and so most days I can spend almost the entire day with her. Also in the rare occasion that we have no choice but to leave her crated for longer than recommended as long as it is a rare thing how much damage will be done to her training?