I saved a week of vacation and worked half days the first 2 weeks my pup was home. My pup has always been one of those that could hold it. In fact, even when he first came home, he wouldn't need to potty at night until about 5 am (even though I had taken him out two other times during the night ... he would just lie down on the grass). Your schedule is better than mine is! I usually leave the house around 7:30 ish and don't get home normally until between 5 and 6. I made a deal with my son to come home and let him out at lunch (anywhere from 12-2). Even though he's 9 months old now and doesn't need to be fed three times a day, I still have my son do so Varik can get a break.
We usually play a hard game of fetch in the morning and in the evening. He also loves loves his flirt pole and that can really take the edge of energy. We also work on obedience, tricks, hide and seek games and anything he needs to work on for his class he's now in (pre-agility). We live in the country with an acre of fenced property so we don't do regular walks until the weekends.
Xan Varik von Fernheim (born 4/3/13)
Last edited by Galathiel; 01-13-2014 at 10:33 AM.