We had to leave the house at 4 AM yesterday and be gone for 10 hours. My "babysitter" sent me a message at 1 AM that she wouldn't be coming up to take care of the critters. I didn't want to nor would I leave Jax and Kane in their crates for that long a time and we couldn't leave them in the yard; both can jump a 5 ft. fence when they have a mind to. I was afraid that the sight of cows moseying around where they shouldn't would give Jax a mind to. We left them loose in the house only closing off the bathroom; i.e., access to the "kitty crunchy box". We also left the brooder with two chicks where it normally is in the living room. The boys didn't mess in the house, touch a single thing they weren't supposed to and didn't bother the chicks at all. I have the world's best dogs.