from 8.30am 3.30pm with a quick toilet break at lunchtime?
DH and DC and I are booked to go on a week-long course in August. Puppy will be 4 months old. If we go as planned, she will be in the crate from 8.30 12, then again from 12.45 3.30pm from Monday Friday. I will come home during the lunch break (leaving early) to feed her, let her out for a pee and a bit of exercise.
I realise this is far from ideal and I am not very happy about it but the only other option really is for me not to go on the course.
I dont think I will be able to get anyone to help out.
Could we use a dog walker or dog sitter maybe?
Leaving her in the crate for so long just seems so cruel.
We might be able to do that bella. I will need to make some enquiries. We knew this would be an issue but we've had this course booked for months, well before we knew exactly when the puppy would be joining us (or if we'd even be getting one at all this year)
I am going to have to leave mine for about the same time once a week from August. DD will come home from school at lunchtime to walk her. Wish I didn't have to but she seems to like the crate so hope it will be ok. Her crate is big - the basket takes up less than half of it. Planning to do a long walk before leaving to tire her out.
Whereabouts in Scotland are you Doggiesayswoof? I am near Stirling. Just wondered if we might see each other out and about soon?
Aunt can't do the whole week and isn't keen on pup being in her house all day (or rather her dh is not keen)
DH is now saying that he just won't do the course and I can go on my own with the dc. I'm feeling a lot happier with this - I was getting quite worried about it and the whole family doing the course together doesn't seem so important now somehow - priorities have changed!