Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pierre, South Dakota
I agree to alternate crate time with tethering the leash to you time. Maybe moving the crate during the day to where you spend the most time - say in the kitchen would help. Also if your dog is well exercised prior to the indoor time that will help him to settle down in his crate with a chew toy or kong. If you do go with the tethering to a door knob, you may want to use his bed and work on the down/stay- also provide a toy, and be sure to keep him in sight - it doesn't take much time for a bored dog to do damage.
Sting Chance von Gaard AKC GSD 2/8/2006