Join Date: Nov 2012
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I'm getting a puppy at the end of November that will be about 10 weeks old. My boyfriend and I both work 8 hour days, BUT fortunately we have off schedules. We've calculated our dog will be home alone for 6 1/2 hours each work day. For the first few months though - probably through April - I worked it out with my boss to take a longer lunch break and work a little later each day so I can come home, let the puppy out, and play with it. Once it's a little older I plan on taking it to doggy day care at least once a week just to prevent boredom.
Are there different shifts at your work that you might be able to take so that way there is someone with the puppy during the day more than there is now? Or could you possibly work with your boss to work from home for a few months? Just some thoughts but I'm sure there is a solution that would work for you and your situation.