Ok, so you're renting. Your roommate and his GF have 3 dogs. In a trailer. And you bring home a puppy. Where do you put 4 crates in a trailer??? Don't get annoyed, I live in a trailer, only two bedrooms, two baths (why I need two baths is beyound me, but whatever). I built a room onto my house for the dogs. And STILL, I have to have a crate in the living room. I just don't know where you would put four crates in a trailer.
The landlord says only 3 dogs. I'm sorry, don't blame your roommate on this one, you should have cleared getting a dog with your landlord. That is the responsibility of the dog's owner. It puts the dog in a really bad position if the landlord wants you guys out of there for whatever reason. People have to scramble then, and it isn't so easy to find accomodations with a large dog, in a good area for a rent you can afford. Giving that you have a roommate, you probably would have a tough time finding a place to rent on your own where dogs are allowed for what you can afford.
So now you have this puppy, that you need to take care of, train, play with, etc. I am sorry, but after having your puppy in a crate for 11 hours, it is absolutely no fair whatsoever for you to crate him regularly in the evening. You need to do your 1 hour gym time outdoors exercising the pooch.
Crates are great because they can keep our critters safe. But it sounds like your dog needs to be crated at night -- too many dogs for a free-for-all there, also, a six month old puppy is probably not a good candidate for being loose in the house all night. So what you are asking this puppy to do is to spend 17 or 18 hours crated in a 24 hour day.
Sorry to be blunt, but that is just too much. Coming home at lunch time and letting the pup out would be helpful. But really, this dog needs to be given some out of the crate time, not an hour here and an hour there. Ditch the gym and spend that money on dog classes. Get out there and play with your dog.
Or take the dog back to wherever you got him from and apologize, but tell them that your landlord will not allow another dog.
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