Alright, I saw half the answers and got half the same gist, let me clear some things up---
A. The puppy is not secluded from us. We love him and play with him often, the only time he's never in contact with someone for more than an hour is at night. When he's outside, we go out and play with him, and let him out.
B. The dog is 5 months old. He can hold his pee for a while, and has shown us that. He doesn't go when he's around us.
C. When we bring him inside and leave him alone, it's in a puppy proof room where he cannot get another or harm himself or break anything. At the same time, he has plenty of toys. We did this because it's been storming alot and we didnt want to force him to be in his kennel every time it's storming. Someone comes down every hour to let him out. There's no way he has to go every half hour or less, he doesnt have problems holding it when were with him.
D. He only goes when he is ALONE in the house. I can take him out and get him to go to the bathroom, and sit with him for 3 hours after that, and he not go. But if I take him out and then leave him alone for 15 minutes, he will have gone.
E. He doesn't whimper or whine or show any signs of being scared when alone.
F. We have crate trained him, and he does have a crate. He sleeps in it at night and it's also used for travel.
G. We have everything set up, feeding and stuff scheduled. That is not the problem.
H.He practically lives in that room. When we got him, He stayed in that room 24/7. We're trying to get him used to being outside during the day because he is a large dog. (Black Lab/great Dane mix)
I. Again, He's not secluded from us anyway. The whole problem here is he has to be alone while it storms, and a storm can last for a pretty long time here. Often times the storm is going on while the children are at school, and I do not have time to watch him all the time, I work at home and he tries to eat the cords to my computer. I don't want him to be shoved in his crate every time it starts to storm, so we set up the room. Again, The only problem is the housebreaking. He only goes in the house when he is alone.