Trinity is only a year-and-a-half and is starting to stay at home alone but I don't put her in a kennel and I think I should. Sometimes she has to stay 6 hours Alone by herself. And this is what I come home to most of the time. I don't yell at her or scold her but I do tell her to get her box and talk to her and tell her that she messed up again. Never beat your dog.