Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Seattle. WA
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I don't believe it makes much of a difference. They spend most of their day sleeping if I am not actively doing anything with them. On the days I work from home they simply spend the day sleeping on the floor close to my desk, once in a while get up take a drink of water and go back to sleep. Hardly any playing even when I am there, I doubt they are any more likely to play when I am absent as they really just want to be with me. They are much more active in the evenings (maybe because they are conditions to be active then). All our activity time are schedule around evenings and weekends. It is interestingly to see how exhausted they get when we are out all day at agility trials and did not get their daytime beauty sleep.
As they are healthy and seem to well balanced emotionally with good relationship with me and other humans I think they are doing ok. They are not stressed when they are in crate which is the most important factor for me. I have had a dog that did not tolerate crating (a retired greyhound with separation anxiety), so I used a small baby gated room for her during the day.
In an ideal world I'd love to be able to take them to work with me or better yet never have to work and just be a stay at home mom for my children and dogs. I think they all turned out ok so far in spite of my limitations.
Link (May 2015) & Zelda (Feb 2014)
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