Oppy's just over 10 months now and we've been starting to trust him more and more being alone while we're gone. If we just had to run to the store, we've been testing leaving him out of his crate, and he's been very good. Over the weekend we went up to Hilliary's parents' cabin, and while there we went to the Bloomsburg fair. We decided to try to leave him out there while we were gone. We were gone about 9 hours and we came back to no accidents or anything destroyed! The only thing is that he might have been distracted by their bulldog, they love to play together. Today we decided that while we're at work, we could leave him out. Since the two of us have offset schedules, he'll only be alone for about 6 hours. Today's the big test, if he has no accidents, I think we can start leaving him out full time! He just recently started sleeping in bed with us (and has been sleeping great throughout the night), which is a big step up for him. We're so proud of our little boy!