I was reading a previous thread about not wanting to leave your doberman alone for more then 8 hours. The thing is I have too. No way around it. And I cannot get a walker or do daycare etc. I live out in the country on alot of land. What I plan on doing is during nice weather have him on a chain that's on a wire so he can roam around a pretty sizable area and obviously have access to plenty of water and a nice sized doghouse. This would be 7:30 to 4 mon though fri. I can't imagine this causing any problems. Thoughts? Would a caged fenced enclosure be better for any reason?