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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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Hi there, I am right in the middle of this experience myself. We just brought home a 3 1/2 month old puppy on Thursday. I consider myself very lucky because she has not woken up during the night once and has only had two accidents, which were on the first day. But I did take off Friday and spent 3 days with her, getting her used to the house and our routine. Fortunately, she also spends time in her crate by her own choice.

I'm basically a rookie myself, but unless you can come home yourself, I would DEFINITELY recommend adopting a dog at the humane society. Puppies are cute and all, but most of the time you can acquire a dog without too many issues who is already housetrained and will sleep soundly.

Right now my routine, is walking her in the morning, feeding her, coming back in the afternoon for lunch and another walk and some food. Then in the evening my wife takes her on a walk/run. Even with all that, she has energy to spend, but she has been sleeping through the night so I'll take it.
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