I don't work right now but both our dogs are crated at night and when we leave to run errands. Doppler we used to leave loose sometimes but we've recently discovered he needs to be put up (to the detriment of two remotes and a little area rug). But they're only crated for about 8 hours maybe more if we take a day trip somewhere. They don't mind it. Doppler loves his crate and Virga is starting to like hers too. We just have to rush her out the door when get home so she can pee.