We are getting a border collie pup in about 4 weeks, and I'm feeling a bit guilty. As I'm currently still at school, the pup may have to spend alot of the time in her crate and I'm not sure if that's mean. I mean, there will be someone at home, my dad works from home and can take her out for maybe an hour at midday to feed her, but this is the routine it would have to be... Up at 6.30 - outside Play in between here, maybe outside for a little quick socialisation Fed a 8.00 - outside again 8.25 - Outside again and into crate 11.30 Outside Time in between - Play in kitchen but alone... 12.15 - Fed 12.30 - Outside and back in crate 3.30 - Out of crate 6.30 - Fed 10.30 - Bed I'm home at 3.30, and so she will have me around then. Does that seem ok? It's only for the first 3 weeks of her time here, then I'll be off over christmas. I just feel a bit like she's in her crate ALOT.