Geez, gives me something to think about. I have just recently started leaving my guys out of their crates at night and now completely while I am home, unless they are full of mud or wet - then they go to their crate till they dry and then I'll let them roam freely. I tried leaving them loose in the house while I went outside to the trash can, all they did was get in my recliner and shred my blanket (small price to pay). Hope with time I can leave and no worry.