Okay, no, not that. Please do not bring up that in this thread. I think we all know what that I am referring to. I think we have all had enough of that!!
I left at 6:30am for work this morning. When I opened the door at 7:30pm, I was greeted by a handsome, smiling, tail wagging black lab who was mysteriously OUT of his crate!!!! Oh, the panic! I raced around looking for chewed up anything & potty spots.... not a thing!! He was so happy & excited, it was just way too adorable.
Diesel hasn't had out of crate privileges for more than 4 hours after the last pillow de-stuffing. I don't feel comfortable doing this every time I work, still figuring out who to get to help out for potty breaks when I work, but perhaps once in awhile.... maybe.... he can be trusted when I work.
That's a really REALLY long time for him to be crated. I'm glad he performed so well for you. Lots of outdoor play when you got home, right?
Seamus and Flynn
We went for our usual long walk & since it is dark when I get home & still having landlord issues so no outdoor lighting in the yard, we now play in the basement after dark. It's empty so it's like a huge indoor playground which he absolutely loves!! He got a treat of sardines with his supper & is laying contently on the couch beside me snoring away!
That is an incredibly long time to have a dog stuck in a crate......no matter how big the crate is. I hope you find a solution soon for Diesel's sake.
So far, we have left Sophie out and about for 2 hours. She has done well so far. The times we left her we came home to find her sleeping on the couch. If we are gone longer, we get a sitter. She is a well loved pooch and I seem to never have a shortage of sitters. YAY!
Sophie DOB 04/13/2011 6 mo
Sophie 15 months, with Skye
Have you looked at dog walker adds for your area? Or if you know and like your neighbors, could something be worked out?
Dio (Best Bud since July 18th, 2009)
Kaity (Sweetheart since April 29th, 2012)
Maybe if you post an add for a dog walker wanted, you will find someone reliable. Mine always had the run of the house, and never got into trouble. I always left many, many toys to keep them busy.