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  1. When to leave three dogs out - at home - alone?

    General Dog Forum
    I have three dogs: Mom - Georgie - a little over three-years-old, full-blooded Black Labrador Beef and Gracie - Georgie's pups - they are about eight-months-old, half Black Lab, half Golden Retriever. They are indoor dogs. All are kennel trained. Georgie is out of the kennel during the day...
  2. Starting School again...what do I do with my dog?!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    So, I'm starting school back up really soon and I'm worried about how my dog will do when I'm gone. Fortunately it's only for 3 days a week but it'll be from 8:30am-4pm plus the 2 hour commute that it takes me to get to and from. I'm worried that she won't do okay being alone for that long...
  3. Alternative to Crate for long hours?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    My peke is being crate trained. No problems with that and she's doing fantastic with it. She stays in the crate all night without a peep. (All night = midnight to 7 AM.) When I take her outside 99.9% of the time she will potty cause potty = praise. Except at night the only time she's in the...
  4. play pen for extended periods of time question

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi, I am rescuing a dog and have a question about getting a play pen. I work 12 hour days 3-4 days a week, and am usually able to bring my dog with me to work 2 days a week. However the other 1 or 2 she will be left at home. with drive time it ends up being a total of 13 hours. I believe that is...
  5. Clostrophobic puppy or whiner?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi, I bought a 6 week old Maltese puppy 2 weeks ago and still have problems leaving it alone at night when I sleep or when I have things to do during the day. Despite having toys, food, and a bed to sleep in the puppy whines and sounds insane. Upon letting it out the puppy's face and paws are...