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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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You'll need help or trips home during the day.

Puppies need to go outside frequently - especially if you ever hope to housetrain them. A 2-month-old pup needs to go about every two hours, for example.

Molly is the first pup I've had since I was a kid and she was about 14 weeks when we got her. I generally gravitate toward adult dogs for precisely the reason I mentioned.
Essentially, raising a puppy is a second, full-time job (that doesn't pay well, at least monetarily.)

Sure, it can be done, but it's a major commitment and, if it doesn't work out, you're not allowed to quit.
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