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.
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.