Summer is coming to an end, and Toby has had a wonderful life *out* of his crate for most of the day because I'm a teacher, and we were all home. So now I'm sad to think that he'll go back into his crate while we're all school (not to mention, during the night while we sleep).
We have left him alone in the house, out of his crate, this summer a few times for VERY short times. Running to the library, or the grocery store, etc. But he wasn't always well-behaved. His biggest "problem" is digging in the couch and pulling out the stuffing. I just know if we left him out all day, we wouldn't have a couch left - LOL!
What do you think of leaving a dog in one room, like the kitchen? Since I've never had a dog before, I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not? Pros and cons? I'd love to hear all of your wisdom.