Looking for opinions on raising a sheltie, specifically potty training to go outside, if you both work full time so the dog will be home alone for 8 hours a day during the week. I also worry about the high energy. From what I’ve read online (Ian Dunbar’s website mostly) it can be done but it is not easy. Instead of a small cage you need to create a larger pen. An area for play, sleep (small cage) and bathroom (since puppies can’t hold it all day), but still have this confined so the puppy doesn’t get into trouble. Has anyone done this method with a sheltie? How big was the area and how did it go? Any advice? Some days we could find someone to let it out throughout the days but there would be days it would go the full 8 hours during the week. Nights and weekend we would be home the entire time for training and to take it outside every hour like Ian suggests. Thanks in advance.