I used to work part time hours which fitted perfectly around our gorgeous, much-adored dog. I was made redundant and have now been offered a 9-5. Please tell me how to make this work. We all love our girl so much and I know people must work full-time and have a dog?
Do you have any friends who work from home or are SAHM's? I say that because a couple of friends of mine 'dog-sit' each others dogs on the days that they are home. Another couple, one who works from home and one who is out at work all week, the home lady looks after her own and the friends' dog and the working friend sort of repays the favour by doing a couple of long walks at the weekend and holiday care etc.
18 months is so young, and 9 to 5 is a long time for a young dog to be on it's own. Presumably it'll be longer as you will have to travel to and from work. I don't know how you'll make it work successfully without paying out a lot for people to go in a few times a day. Could you try and negotiate different hours?