Originally Posted by chpurc
How do you know if you're not there all day? He/she could be barking all day long ...
Well my last dog barked some and my current dog does not, just depends on the dog. I tend to find that they will bark themselves out and learn to settle eventually, actually may bark in the house even if not crated anyway. Not to mention they can't get themselves in trouble by destroying property and possibly eating something harmful to them. In my opinion it is an easy choice.
I also own a rental property so this conversation makes me cringe a little and reminds me why I am so particular about the people and dogs I rent to....