Post # 46
We have a 10 year old Italian Greyhound. He goes to doggie daycare close to our house. It’s the only option for us because otherwise he’d be home alone for 10 hours a day (DH and I work the same schedule). But it’s so worth it – he gets to play all day with his doggie friends and then come home tired and happy. 🙂
Post # 47
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
I’m pretty sure our dog sleeps all day, but I refuse to record him just in case he does sad stuff when we’re gone that will make me sad and make never ever want to leave him haha. He has run of the house so I’m sure just sleeps and puts around most of the day.
My DH leaves for work really early so I take the dog on a nice solid morning walk before I leave work (usually around 7a-7:30a). My Darling Husband gets home around 2:30p and takes him out. At some point in the evening after dinner we take him out together for a long walk. Then we do it all over again the next day. 🙂
He’s a 2-year-old Chihuahua/Dachshund so he’s fairly small, but he’s able to successfully hold it so I don’t know if we’re lucky or normal, but I’ll take it either way!
Once a week-ish, he goes to the dog sitter to keep him socialized and wear him out, but I assume his potty-training habits would still be the same if we didn’t.
Post # 48
We have a 4 year old Pomeranian. I let him out before I leave for work which is around 745. Fiance doesn’t go to work until 1 a lot of days, and 10 other days so he lets him out before he goes into work. And then I get home around 530 and let him out. Then he goes again before bed around 11. He doesn’t really have accidents and sleeps most of the day.
Post # 49
I have a yorkie
shes going to be three
we use wee wee pads for her all the time
she sleeps and hangs out with her sister and brother cats when I’m not home.
Post # 50
sometimes he has friends over…
Post # 51
We have a tall (6’5″) solid wood fence and securely bolted gates… and a doggy door. He comes in in and out as he pleases all day while we’re gone. Never have to worry about him “holding it”. We have video cameras for security that allow us to see the door with the dog door. From what I see on the cameras… he mostly sleeps. And occasionally brings all of his toys outside and sleeps with them around him in a weird hoard of happiness.
Post # 52
submart: Just to let you know, you can have an active breed and still have them be at home for a lot of the day. I have a large working breed and he is find. BUT he gets a 45 minute walk or run (Sometimes 8 km) in the morning and another in the evening. So he’s tuckered when we’re out for the day, and he sleeps most of the day. I also suggest stuffed kongs for a meal, ex. feeding breakfast frozen in a kong as you leave the house, which might take them an hour to work through.
Post # 53
- Wedding: July 2016 - Backyard
Wow! You all came up with some excellent ideas such as a long walk before/after work, kong stuffed with food, once a week day care, etc. 🙂
I used to hide my beagle’s food around the house before going to school so she had some time to “hunt” while everyone was away or sleeping. Kongs with peanut butter worked well as did those buster cubes to provide mental exercise.
Post # 54
Update: our dog learned how to jump over the pen and escape, so now we have a crate set up instead.