Romanwild wrote:I agree that you should be working on him being alone more often. The truth is they sleep almost 100% of the time you are gone anyway. If he is safe he will be fine.
I agree. There may (god forbid, of course) come a time where he may need to be hospitalized or something like that, where he would have to 1. be away from you, and 2. be crated for long periods of time. It's just a good idea to get him used to it so that he doesn't harm himself by stressing in a situation like that.
BTW, I'm working on this with my own dogs right now-- for their own good.