If your friend was leaving their dog in a crate for up to 12 hours a day, without water or a bed, what would you do?
I keep trying to encourage my friend to attempt to at least leave some water or a bed in there, but she insists she can't "trust her dogs", and she refuses to pay for boarding a lot of the time when she goes out of town and leaves them in their crates. She does this because she can't afford doggie daycare. She claims to not feel bad about this because while she loves them they are "just dogs" and it's better than coming home to spilled water, torn beds, and hurt dogs... but she doesn't even attempt to give them an opportunity to prove they are getting better or train them. And she still claims that all these other people around her are poor dog owners, but she isn't. I feel so awful for her dogs, and I'd imagine this will give them serious bladder/urinary tract issues among other things. And I'd attempt to help her out, but she lives hours away.