Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Southern California & Baja California
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I highly recommend a reputable Doggie Day Care when absent for 8 hours straight. Pick one that has live video so that you can tune in whenever you want to see how your dog is doing.
Ricky poops infrequently twice a day but more usually three to four times a day. Making him wait for 8 hours (potty or poop) is NOT recommended by his Vet. The Vet says this is a recipe for serious health issues. We let Ricky potty and poop when it is convenient for him, not when it is convenient for us. We check in with him when at home every two or three hours to see if he wants to visit the loo. Sometimes he says yes, sometimes he says no. Sometimes he just comes to us, gives us his signals that he needs to use the loo, NOW!
Two or three times a year we need to leave Ricky at daycare when it would not be appropriate to take him with us. He is happy to go so he can play with the other doggies and he is exhausted but happy to see us when we pick him up. We take him home, feed him his supper and then he crashes for the night on those days.
Tigerlily's Welcome to the Jungle (Ricky Ricardo)
(AKC titles) CGC, BN