I don't know what to do - Leaving puppy alone - Page 2 - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-04-2014, 03:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
Member
 
zgil86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 52
Default

When we got our puppy at age of 8 weeks, he was crated up to 10-11 hours. Not saying it was a good solution but it was the only one we had. He was in create for 3-4 months until we built sunroom for him with space to run. I would create him until you find long term solution.
zgil86 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-04-2014, 03:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Jax08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NNE PA
Posts: 21,904
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doggypuppy View Post

I have no idea what to do with her while I am at work now.
I work 10h shifts. So I am away between 11-11,5h each day.


.
Only 3 days a week?

She should be fine. If my 14 week old can hold for 8 hours overnight, your 6 month old can hold for the amount of time you are working. Our dogs used to go all day without being let you before DH started working closer to home.

Just make time to bond, train and play with her. Ask your neighbors if they can let her out midway thru the day or after 8 hours.
__________________
Jax
Seger vom Sitz von der Hose

Forever loved and missed.....Banshee

~The strength of one's opinion should not exceed their knowledge on the matter~
Jax08 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-04-2014, 03:07 PM   #13 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
Blanketback's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,424
Default

Yes, it's definitely doable. And if it's only for 3 days a week it's not the end of the world either. Good luck with your sweet little girl, OP. Between a crate and a dog walker, you should be fine
Blanketback is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-04-2014, 03:27 PM   #14 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
Saphire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 1,773
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by David Taggart View Post
Give up your job today, your present home, pick up your puppy and drive. Believe me, you have nothing to lose, you lost your spouse and you would lose the next one. What you are living for? To work? There wouldn't be any wife, any children, any friends, no dog, no happiness if you continue the way you live now.
wtf?

Seriously?
__________________
Carmspack Gus
Nov/25/2012
Saphire is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-04-2014, 03:28 PM   #15 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Sweden
Posts: 35
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blanketback View Post
Yes, it's definitely doable. And if it's only for 3 days a week it's not the end of the world either. Good luck with your sweet little girl, OP. Between a crate and a dog walker, you should be fine
I work between 100-160hours a month (100-120ish at the winters and 160 towards the summer).

I always work 10h shifts and never more than 3 days in a row. (But I can probably change days so I never work more than 2).

Like:
Next week I work Wensday and Friday
Week after that I work
Monday, Tuseday - Saturday, sunday


You guys really think it can work? Even if I can't get a dog walker?

I've crate trained her to max.
She once was in there for 16hours when I slept that long. (On pain meds because I was sick). She could hold it.


I suppose I should give her food at the morning now then? When I wake up and then walk her for a long walk before I head off to work.
Doggypuppy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-04-2014, 03:33 PM   #16 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
misslesleedavis1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: -
Posts: 2,592
Default

Put an add out for a dog walker! maybe you grab yourself a teen looking for some extra cash after school? my son makes 20.00 a week walking a friendly pup named Molly, he is 10 so 20.00 is like WOAH to him lol.
misslesleedavis1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-04-2014, 03:50 PM   #17 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Jax08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NNE PA
Posts: 21,904
Default

That is doable.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doggypuppy View Post
I work between 100-160hours a month (100-120ish at the winters and 160 towards the summer).

I always work 10h shifts and never more than 3 days in a row. (But I can probably change days so I never work more than 2).

Like:
Next week I work Wensday and Friday
Week after that I work
Monday, Tuseday - Saturday, sunday


You guys really think it can work? Even if I can't get a dog walker?

I've crate trained her to max.
She once was in there for 16hours when I slept that long. (On pain meds because I was sick). She could hold it.


I suppose I should give her food at the morning now then? When I wake up and then walk her for a long walk before I head off to work.
__________________
Jax
Seger vom Sitz von der Hose

Forever loved and missed.....Banshee

~The strength of one's opinion should not exceed their knowledge on the matter~
Jax08 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-04-2014, 04:53 PM   #18 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
Heidigsd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,570
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doggypuppy View Post
I work between 100-160hours a month (100-120ish at the winters and 160 towards the summer).

I always work 10h shifts and never more than 3 days in a row. (But I can probably change days so I never work more than 2).

Like:
Next week I work Wensday and Friday
Week after that I work
Monday, Tuseday - Saturday, sunday


You guys really think it can work? Even if I can't get a dog walker?

I've crate trained her to max.
She once was in there for 16hours when I slept that long. (On pain meds because I was sick). She could hold it.


I suppose I should give her food at the morning now then? When I wake up and then walk her for a long walk before I head off to work.
I wouldn't leave my dog in a crate for that long without a potty break. I would find someone who can at least let her out to pee once a day until you can make better arrangements on the days you work.

Good luck
__________________
Olivia von Jagenstadt "Nikki" 11/21/2009


Heidi Mouse 02/10/1995 - 02/21/2009
Heidigsd is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-04-2014, 06:13 PM   #19 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: ND
Posts: 6
Default

Have you tried contacting your SO? Think of your pup like a child. Maybe she could take the baby on the 3 days you work.
Ohana is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-04-2014, 08:41 PM   #20 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Oregon
Posts: 13,375
Default

The dog will be fine. Not ideal but the dog can deal with it. I'd split the feeding in two rather than one meal and on the days I worked, I would go straight home afterward. She's 6 months now, crate trained, you work 2 to 3 days a week 10 hours a day... It WILL work out.
middleofnowhere is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:44 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com