I enjoy this site, I've learned alot as I read so many posts. I have a 6 month old German Shepherd. I crate her during the day during work hours. I come home every day to let her out at lunch. She never seems bothered by it. Ive never been a fan of leaving her in a crate. We have long walks in the morning and sometimes when I get home from work. We play ball toys etc as well.Is it ok to leave her crated for so long? We have a big backyard. We spend alot of time playing and being active as much as we can. Any thoughts on the crate would be appreciated.