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Tomorrow I start my regular schedule for my summer language classes which means Molly is home alone (in her crate) from 8:30ish to 12:30ish. We have been gone for that long before and she has done just fine but we have only done that length of time once or twice, this will now be an every day thing, well weekdays. She normally wakes up for about an hour in the morning and then snoozes till noon anyway but I still feel nervous for her. Wish us luck into this new transition.
 

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I'm sure she'll be just fine. If she's accustomed to staying in her crate for that amount of time she should do well. Most of mine are NOT crated, but the two youngest girls and Tanna are crated when I'm not here - and at night - no problems at all.
 

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I'm sure she'll do fine. If you've been crating her regularly, it shouldn't be too bad of a transition for her. Leave her a Kong with some goodies in it (freeze them and they last longer!) and some nice toys to play with and I'm sure she'll be fine.
 

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Good luck! I'm sure Molly will be fine.
 

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I bet Molly will be fine. And she will be so happy to see you when you return!!
 

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Well, its been two days of class and we are off to an okay start. I, of course, hate to leave her in the morning because she does cry when she realizes that I am indeed walking out the front door but I think she has a lot of fun when I am not home. Today she somehow managed to pull half her crate cover into the crate though the metal bars. She did such a good job I had a heck of a time getting it back out. She also got bits of bananna I had frozen in her puppy kong smeared all over her crate mat.

She was super excited to see me come home both days, which was really nice. I have read that it isn't always the best idea to act excited when you come home and your dog is excited to see you, it can teach dogs to jump up, etc. but I can't help it. It is so nice to come home to something that is just overwelmed with joy that you came home.
 

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Sounds like Molly did great on her own! And had some fun while she was at it.

I am the same way when I come home. They both greet me at the door and I can't help but drop everything and give them love and pets and be as happy to see them as they are to see me.
 

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Originally Posted By: Zookeeper

I am the same way when I come home. They both greet me at the door and I can't help but drop everything and give them love and pets and be as happy to see them as they are to see me.
I am the same way! When I get home, the first person that I want to see is my Henry Beetle! I usually have to wade through the rest of the welcoming committee, which I love, but dropping everything to greet and be greeted is just the wat it is.


And...it sounds like Molly is going to do just fine!
 
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