(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 # 46
    83 posts
    Worker bee

    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
    2680 posts
    Sugar bee
    • 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
    5365 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2016

    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
    1653 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    47190 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    sometimes he has friends over…

    Post # 51
    313 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    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
    313 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    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 # 54
    511 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    Update: our dog learned how to jump over the pen and escape, so now we have a crate set up instead. 

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