No Stinkin' Leashes Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
We remodeled our house a couple of years ago, I didn't have a kitchen for 4-1/2 months, and at one point we were walking on plywood laid across the concrete foundation in places where the damaged hardwood floor had been ripped out. There were two big curtain walls blocking off sections of the house, including the front door, the entryway, the living room and family room. All but the two small bedrooms were recarpeted, and most of the interior of the house was repainted.
While this was being done, the dogs (Dena & Keefer at the time) spent all day every day in the garage pen. Workmen walked past them in and out of the house, as this was the only access. There was loud equipment, including a tile saw set up in the driveway for a while. When the interior was repainted they had to stay in the garage until bedtime several days, and we whisked them down the hall and into their crates in the bedroom so they didn't touch the wet paint on the walls. When the hardwood floors were refinished we moved into a motel for 4 days, and they lived in the garage. They only saw us briefly in the morning and evening when we came by to feed them and hang out in the yard for a little while.
Their lives (and ours!) were totally disrupted! But they were fine. Nine days are nothing - you can always crate him in the house as Jane suggested, and it could be a great socialization opportunity. Just make sure that people are not allowed to overwhelm him.
Keefer 8/25/05-4/24/19 ~ The sweetest boy
Halo 11/9/08-6/17/18 ~ You left pawprints on our hearts
Dena 9/12/04-10/4/08 ~ Forever would have been too short