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01-04-2014 08:41 PM
middleofnowhere 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.
01-04-2014 06:13 PM
Ohana 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.
01-04-2014 04:53 PM
Heidigsd
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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
01-04-2014 03:50 PM
Jax08 That is doable.

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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.
01-04-2014 03:33 PM
misslesleedavis1 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.
01-04-2014 03:28 PM
Doggypuppy
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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.
01-04-2014 03:27 PM
Saphire
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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?
01-04-2014 03:07 PM
Blanketback 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
01-04-2014 03:05 PM
Jax08
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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.
01-04-2014 03:00 PM
zgil86 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.
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