I just picked up my 6 week old GSD this past Friday. She is awesome and very smart. She is already doing really well with house training (the couple of accidents she has had were my fault for not keeping an eye on her but were at the door.) I see a lot of people really swear by crate training but I'm not sure that is an option for me. I am single and work 10 hours a day and there is no way I can come home for lunch. I have a 15' x 8' chain link kennel outside with a large dog house I built for her to stay in. I am keeping her inside at night since it is cool in the evenings but leaving her outside during the day. If she sleeps on the bed she sleeps through the night and doesn't have and accident. I feel that having her sleep in the bed with me is going to cause more harm in the long run than it is doing good right now. This morning was the first time she has needed to stay in the outside kennel and my neighbor text me telling me she has spilled her food bowl and water bowl so he but a larger pan in there hoping she could not spill it over. What kind of things can I do to keep her from being dependent on me? Any other advice would be helpful as well.