Hello all. Me and my girlfriend are currently considering getting a sheltie. We both think the temperament and personality of shelties are perfect for us. I have been doing constant research, which in-part entails fervently reading as much of this forum as I can. I have been reading up on crate training, and its important link to potty training your sheltie. My problem is that I am about to start dental school, and she is currently in nursing school. This means we both spend a good amount of time away from home. She works 2 12-hour shifts through the week, and I will be in school 7-4 on weekdays. I think I will be able to come home for lunch, and I will be able to walk, play, and socialize the puppy before and after school, but how do you potty train a puppy who is left home for stretches on weekdays? It seems like the advice here is to take it out every hour, which doesn't seem feasible for people who are in school, or work full time. My question is, how did people who worked full time potty train their puppies?