I so agree! I dont like how dog rehoming centres won't let you have a dog if it is left for 4 hours or more a day. No wonder they have so many to rehome! I'm sure the dog would rather be in a nice quite home where it can sleep where it wants and wonder round than being in a cold noisy kennels all day.hi, i have always had a dog and worked full time, unfortunately my first baby girl was left most of the day as i had no other option at the time, and she was fine, but i defo wouldnt recommend it and would try my utmost not to be in this position again.
I now have two babies, and myself and oh both work full time, luckily my fella starts at 5am so hes back home by 12 so they are only left alone from when i leave at 8.
It can be done, all i think is that my first dog was better off with me than sat in kennels all day with no huggies and cuddles and kisses after work! but like i say i wouldnt choose to do that.
yes i agree with this, when I'm in my dogs never want to be with me lol!My mum & step dad always worked and had dogs, they had 2 so the dogs would have company while they worked and then when my step-dad got home at 4pm he went straight out with them every single day rain, shine or ice for an hour.
I used to work 3 days a week full time hours and I wasn't allowed to adopt one so ended up buying our collie. She needs alot of exercise and we are out every weekend all together and my husband walks her every day.
I am home 90% of the time now so she has company but she's never chosen to be around me in the daytime, she sleeps in a different room.
I think it can work out even if you work. Just have to be dedicated
oh my god, poor Max, it must have driven him insane! Thank god you have him now.Our dog destroyed his previous owners kitchen, did Â£1000's of pounds of damage to main and cupboard doors, table, chairs.
He was shut in there while she worked full time, she also had a great social life and lived on her own. For the few months before she gave him to us, she was doing a course in Belfast, stayed there 5 nights a week and was home most weekends. He stayed in the kitchen, her mum came in for a few minutes a day to feed him. he had no toys of other stimulation, and reacted to every outside noise by bouncing up against the furniture to try to see what was going on.
Poor Max was 6 weeks old when she got him, and 2 1/2 when she gave him to us. He's a pedigree Cavilier King Charles - a breed well known to be needy for company and developing a strong bond with their owners.
There had been no doggy damage done to our home. We both work full time, but are shift workers, doing nights and days. On average he has one day a week on his own in the house, any more and he spends the day with my o/h's parents, who live around the corner and Max sees every day.
Just shows the difference good planning can make to the dogs quality of life - and the state of your home