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A puppy when you work full-time?

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Hello everyone,

Im not a new dog owner as I currently have a female Corgi, but I got her when she was 6 so she was already trained and house broken and everything. Im hoping to get a puppy within the next few months but it will be my first time with a puppy. My main question is, how do you guys do it- with potty training and everything, when you work out of the home. I work 5 days a week so Im not sure how I would work it out with trying to raise a puppy. Any ideas would be great.

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If it's possible, I would recommend taking a few weeks of your vacation time when you bring the pup home. That way you can concentrate on getting the puppy settled in (and survive those first few sleepless nights with the crying). After that if you can make a stop home during the day or maybe hire a dog walker to come let the pup out you should be fine. I always feel guilty for leaving my dog home when I go to work all day, but I have yet to meet someone who is able to stay home 24 hours a day to entertain and care for their dog!
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