Rumble piggy is still in his kennel during the day and he is almost 9 months old. Even in his kennel he still got it pushed up against the wall one day and ate the drywall! This means kennel for him when we are at work. We have tried to leave him out while we are doing yard work or stuff like that where we can check on him and he typically sleeps most of the time but if we are leaving the yard in his kennel he goes. He knows when I grab my purse and turn the radio on that he needs to go in there and he doesn't seem to mind it. It is his own space and it protects him (and our house) that way.