Shasta and Riley go into their crates while we're gone. Riley is 6 years old and has been sleeping out of a crate (we didnt have crates until a couple years ago) since we got him. Shasta has been crated since i brought her home at 12 weeks. She'll turn a year old on may 5th. just over the last couple days she's been allowed to sleep out of her crate in our room with us. Neither dog has run of the house at night. They're baby gated in the bedroom. She's 11 months old and hasnt chewed or messed up anything.
Shasta GSD 5/5/10 CGC, ITD, TC
"Dax" Thor z vom Weberhaus BCAT CAX2 CGCA ETD HCT NCO-1 PKD-T RATI RATN RA TC TKA 3/18/2013
"Hades" Guilty vom Blutfeuer 10/26/2018
Zena GSD 6/1/03-2/16/2016
Riley GSD/BC 1/10/05-2/1/2013