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The easiest way to transition her to this change will be to start crating her a little longer each day. Since she seems to be very excited when you first come home, I would try to crate her earlier rather than leaving her in the crate after you get home. In other words, start crating her an hour before you leave after taking her out to eliminate. It would be best if you could leave early so you are not in the house, but I can understand if that is not an option. Gradually increase it to 6 hours and then 7 at least a couple of day before she has to be left for 9 hours. The best solution would be for someone to come and let her out for 10-15 minutes half way through the day, but that isn't always an option.
At 9 months of age, she should be able to hold it for 9 hours but would need to be let out immediately upon you or your husband coming home. I would also try and limit her water intake in the morning to a couple of cups and give her the bulk of her food and water once you are home. That will leave less in her bladder and bowels while you are gone. Of course, if she has any kidney issues, you can not limit access to water.
Many dogs routinely go 8-10 hours crated when both owners work. Giving her a good walk before you leave will help as well as she will be tired and sleep the majority of time that you are away. You can also give her some toys that she can occupy herself with which can also help her pass the time.
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