Hello all my name is DesMarie, my family which consists of my 8 year old son and loving boyfriend have recently just rerescued an approxiamately 9 month old golden lab. A friend of ours found "Gunner" tied up and tangled in his leash in our winter weather, upon finding his owner who no longer wanted him and obviously neglected him, he decided to take him but could not offer him a permanent home. We had our application at thelocal humane society and had been awaiting to find a dog that would mesh with our family and that our landlord would allow and then Gunner came along!! So on with my question. Gunner thankfully was already housebroken, and even being in a new environment he has not had a single accident and has adjusted to a feeding/sleeping/voiding scheduled that works for us as well. We walk him to school with kiddo in the morning and then im also able to walk him again in the morning before i leave for work by noon. Hes left alone at that time until we get home around 530. So I was wondering how to go about trusting him to be alone in are large apartment without having to be kenneled and without having to worry that he is chewing up anything other than his toys?? I would appreciate any feedback or if this was discussed somewhere else then please direct me there.