(Closed) What does your dog do while you are working?

posted 4 years ago in Pets
  • poll: What does your dog do while you are working?
    Stays alone in house until you come home and he/she holds his/her bladder : (52 votes)
    49 %
    You come home on lunch break for a potty break and walk for your buddy. : (6 votes)
    6 %
    You take him to work with you : (3 votes)
    3 %
    You work from home, so he/she isn't alone : (5 votes)
    5 %
    He/she stays in backyard : (5 votes)
    5 %
    You work different shifts than spouse/partner, so he/she is with the dog. : (9 votes)
    8 %
    You take him to day care center : (5 votes)
    5 %
    You have a dog walker/sitter : (3 votes)
    3 %
    Combination of two or more mentioned (from list above) : (19 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 31
    Member
    894 posts
    Busy bee

    My option wasn’t there. My parents are retired and I literally drive by their house on the way to work so she goes to there for daily doggie sitting.

    Post # 32
    Member
    346 posts
    Helper bee

    Combo. We have a three year old Yorkie mix. He usually sleeps on the bed or perches right in front of the balcony. We have a simplicam and peek in on him during the day. We’re away from about 8 to 5:30. My Fiance is usually home first and walks him, or we have the dogwalker come by if we’re stuck at work. He free feeds so he always has food and water, but he really values his bed lounging time!

    Post # 33
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    2121 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    We do a combination – Mondays and Thursdays, our dog goes to doggy day camp from 9-5. On Tuesdays and Fridays, I work from home so she’s out all day. On Wednesdays, she is in her crate most of the day, depending on when my husband goes in to the office, usually from 10am to 5:30 when I get home.

    Our dog is about 1 1/2 years old, and she is a Finnish Spitz mix. 

    Post # 35
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    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016 - State Park

    What does your dog do why you are at work?

    – Stays home alone in their doggie room. 

    How many hours is he/she alone?

    – Abouf 8 hours. Although we’ve left them alone for up to 12 hours.

    What breed do you have?

    – They’re all mutts. Two of them are about 35 pounds, the other is closer to 50 pounds.

    How old is your dog? 

    – Two of them are 11, one of them is 6.

    Post # 36
    Member
    99 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    This is what he does all day

    Post # 37
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    2001 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    loveisbrewing:  I pretty much do the same thing! My pup is almost 11 months. He goes to daycare twice a week. On the other days we have a dog walker come in for 30 minute walk and potty break. We were waiting until he turned 11 months to cut out the dog walker (its getting expensive). The dog walker was coming at 12noon but since we know we are going to cut out the walker this last month they have been coming at 4pm to get him use to waiting longer and he has been doing fine . I’m hoping he will be ok at home 3 days a week and the other two days at daycare. At what age did you stop the walker?

    Post # 38
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    2001 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    futuremrssquiggs:  Thats amazing you could leave him out at 6 months. I would love to do that (my pup is 11 months) but he is not ready. I’m hoping by 1 year and half he will be! I feel guilty leaving him in a crate all day although he loves it and goes in even we are home. lol. 

    Post # 39
    Member
    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    submart:  we have a lab. He’s in his crate while we’re at work. I get home around 3:45pm, so he’s alone about 8 hours. Some days he comes to work with me, and he goes to daycare if we’re going out all day on a weekend.

    Post # 40
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    5113 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I put combo, because we have two dogs that we treat differently. 

    My schedule has varied with grad school, but they would be left up to 8-9 hours no problem. We have a 3 year old Dachshund that gets the run of the main areas of the house (bedroom/bathroom doors closed). He also has a fake grass potty pad to use, so he does not have to hold it. Our other dog is a 3 year old Coonhound and he stays in his kennel and doesn’t have a problem holding his bladder while we’re gone. We experimented with leaving both dogs out, but our coonhound gets much more anxiety when he’s out of his kennel, he barks nonstop and chews things (something he never does otherwise). 

    Post # 41
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    1149 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    beautyofdreams:  Around a year and she had no accidents ever 🙂 we did have her in the crate at first until we could trust her more.  She’s 18 months now and we leave her out all day while we’re gone.  She’s gotten into things a couple times but nothing major and 95% of the time she’s great.  She mostly sleeps all day 🙂

    Post # 42
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    7854 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    submart:  we waited until we were able to afford a walker/daycare before we got a dog just in case we needed it – I didn’t want to be in the position of thinking we wouldn’t use it, then needing it, then not being able to afford it. the dog’s personality will dictate what you need and age/breed can only get you so much info on that front. like I said, we were using one and now that we aren’t we “pay” that amount to our savings instead. we don’t need the extra savings so if we need a walker again in the future it won’t be a budget breaker. 

    Post # 43
    Member
    55 posts
    Worker bee

    submart:  

    Wat does your dog do why you are at work? They go to daycare

    How many hours is he/she alone? 0

    What breed do you have? 2 Rottweilers

    How old is your dog? Samson is 2, Athena 1

     

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 9 months ago by  gapeachy.
    Post # 44
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    55 posts
    Worker bee

    submart:  Just be aware that in order to have an allergy to something, you must first be exposed to it which is why you had a dog earlier in life. What about a hypoallergenic dog (yep, there is such a thing)?

    Doggie daycare works for us because when we’re too tired to walk them, they’ve been exercised for the day and usually come home so tired that they eat and go to sleep for the night within an hour of coming home. They’ve been going since they were babies and had all their shots, and it’s WELL worth the money. It’s also $300/mo for the first dog, $250 for the second. It’s only $10/day for dogs under 25 pounds. 

    Post # 45
    Member
    1350 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    We adopted our little guy and he’s about 7 years old and a Chiuahah mixed with something. His previous owner had him pad trained and he doesn’t go outside (no matter how long the walk is), he just started sniffing around tree trunks and things. 

    He’s skittish of strangers so we’ve found it easier to give him the lay of our apartment and leave his pads out. He’s alone from about 9 to 5. 

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