I like to let them know that the first thing we do when we get home is let her out and take her to her potty spot so she can take care of business. I also like to get errands done in a timely manner so she isn't stuck in the crate for long periods of time.....and I explain that to the boys. When you, fellow shopper, ask me "Where is your dog?" and I answer "At home in her crate." and then respond with an "Oh, I don't like that." I don't really care.
I have to say I was rather polite to you and told you that is how we do things at our house. However I wanted to tell you that I could bring said puppy to your house and you could leave her unsupervised while you ran errands. I know you would have loved what you came home to.....a giant mess! Since you know so much about puppies then you won't mind her eliminating where she wants, chew on anything she wants, and has her way with your house and your things. So please let me know when you would like me to bring her over, I'm sure she would have a field day.
Suzi and Scout