My wife and I are both teachers and we purposefully waited to get a puppy until the end of our school year. She is a little mini schnauzer who is currently 10 weeks old. We crate her at night and I get up between 2 and 4 each morning to let her out and so far so good, only a few accidents in the house in the 3 weeks we've had her and no accidents in the crate. We both start work around the first week of sept so the pup will be about 14 or 15 weeks old then. My question is this, what is the best plan for leaving her during the day? We have 2 crates for her in 2 different rooms, one is just big enough for her to stand in and turn around, the other is for our 30 lb mix and is very large for our little 6 lb pup. She will be alone from around 6:30 in the morning until about 3 in the afternoon, is this too long to expect her to hold it? I'm worried about losing progress in her house training and also want to do whatever will be least stressful for her.