Just posting because I'm so proud of my little guy.
We went to the Joan Jett concert at the San Diego County Fair yesterday. The concert started at 7.30 pm, so it meant we had to drive down there during prime rush hour traffic.
We left at around 4 pm and were back home at close to midnight. I had left Dax gated in the kitchen because I didn't want him to have to spend hours in his crate during the day when he is already crated at night. Had a good friend come over to give him a potty break and play with him for a little while at around 8 pm.
Came home to no accidents (friend also confirmed there were none when she arrived), nothing destroyed, and a relatively calm puppy who looked like he had just woken up when he heard the garage door open.
I had kind of dreaded leaving him alone for so long for the first time, but it worked out well.