Re: transfer of loyalty?
Lucy, in all honesty, I don't think your schedule is conducive at all to any dog (only able to work with the dog two hours a week). Will you have time to MAINTAIN the training? What about potty breaks? What about playtime, exercising, hang-out time, etc? It sounds like you'll have a young-ish pup, so what about socialization? There is a LOT more to owning a dog than just going to training, make sure you can swing it. I work full time and am typically out of the house between 645a-5p including drive time but not including any stop at the grocery store if needed, but DF is home until 1145a so our schedule works for having someone around most of the day and having ample potty breaks. I have time in the evening for exercise time, training time, and class time plus we're both home on the weekends, but you know it STILL doesn't feel like enough. Renji has been an angel since I've been home from work the past two weeks but he's more of a pest when we're on our work schedule because he's alone a few hours five days a week. So please REALLY think about your schedule, don't try to sugarcoat it; the only one who will suffer most will be your dog.
Renji - 6 y/o M GSD x chow rescue
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