Is it Fair to Leave a Dog Alone All Day?
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Sept 3rd, 2005 05:43
I guess I'm a bad "mom" haha. I wouldn't trust a stranger to come into my home to walk my dog, I don't have a friend/family member who can take time to walk my dog during the day and I don't have time unfortunately on my lunch break to come home to walk my dog. He is home in his kennel for 8 hrs a day while I'm at work. I do my best, which is get up early to make sure he has food if he's hungry. we go for a 30 min walk and we play ball in the morning before work. He's a small dog (shih-tzu cross), he's in a bigger kennel with room to stretch out, he has lots of toys and chew things and water. When I come home we go for another 30 min walk, he gets fed and we play periodically throughout the evening before bed. I often feel guilty for leaving him for so long but as far as I can tell he's a happy puppy and could do a lot worse than me haha.
May 16th, 2007 20:19
I try to get home each day and walk my dog, Riley, at lunch. As an attorney, this doesn't always happen, so if it is right after work, I make sure to give her an extra long walk and extra attention. And I reward the puppy pads so she knows that if I don't get home at lunch, she won't get in trouble;). The system seems to work for us.
May 16th, 2007 21:25
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