This question came to me while reading the post from the person who is getting two puppies at the same time. This is for people who work full time, the same shift, this is NOT for people who work full time but your significant other works a different shift or for people who have others at home to help.
If you work full time, may I ask why you want a puppy? When I say full time, to *me*, that means an 8hr work day, that also means that you're probably gone a minimum of 9-10hrs a day. I can't imagine having any dog but especially not a puppy, if you're gone so much. Yes, I've worked full time with puppies, for one pup, my husband worked days, I worked evenings. Another time, he worked days and I worked nights. I also worked at a hospital, every other weekend so I had one day off during the week. We also had teenagers both time around, so they were able to help. I'm thinking back to when I worked full time, sometimes I'd have to stop by the store, bank, whatever, on the way home. I'd get home and I'm tired but there's dinner, housework, laundry and for awhile, kids to help with homework and taxi around to activities. Where does the dog fall in this?
I don't mean to start a war and while I know people who work full time with dogs, I don't know how well it works. I'm really curious about replies.