Reuben is 9 months old and still crated when I go out and at night. However I hope to go to college 3 days a week in sept and would feel easier if I didn't have to crate him when out. My being over ambitious for a then 15 month old to be trusted? I keep hearing that adolescence starts later in Irish setters and will he then start chewing again?
He is not a chewer at the moment and generally well behaved at home but I know boredom could lead him into mischief possibly. I have left him for up to 20 mins uncrated and on my return he has been led in his crate quietly( door open).
Also how long do you all leave your setters alone for ie, when you go to work etc?