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Old April 24th, 2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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I have been thinking about getting a dog for quite a while now. A guy at work has a two year old pup he has offered me. Gus is about 50 pounds and is basically a mut, he says he's a beagle mix. They have a young family with another one on the way and it's a little crowded in their two bedroom apartment. He seems well behaved and very friendly. I am single and live alone. I'm concerned about being at work 10 hours a day and leaving him at home. I don't have a fenced in back yard, so the pup would stay in the house during the day. We have tons of trails and some parks in our neighborhood that would give us both good exercise.

The most important thing for me is that I am able to make it a good fit for the pup. My main concern is about him being at the house alone all day. I know this can cause problems and want to get some opinions before I make the call. Also, my neighbors are close and it wouldnt be fair for them to have to listen to my dog bark all day.

So what do you all think?
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not a good idea...you are not home enough
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Mutts are awesome! Build Gus a kennel with a place to stay warm.
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^^ Both. My dog has some long days alone, but it makes it easier because my wife and I usually have different schedules so it isn't too bad on him. I'd agree with hancho on this one.
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The one part I forgot to add is I'm real close to work and am able to run home for lunch most days. not sure if that matters.
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Well shit man, if you can build a nice kennel like greasy said, and make it home for lunch and hang out with him everyday... Maybe it wouldn't be so bad...
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My dogs sleep most of the day so i make sure to spend time with them at night but then they go back to sleep in the evening and get upset when we go to bed late. My point, dogs sleep a lot. I was home today working for the first half of the day and guess what... They slept. They get out and are active as much as they need. They are both perfect weight too.
I'd leave them in the house because the amount of danger they encounter is less.
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I have been thinking about getting a dog for quite a while now. A guy at work has a two year old pup he has offered me. Gus is about 50 pounds and is basically a mut, he says he's a beagle mix. They have a young family with another one on the way and it's a little crowded in their two bedroom apartment. He seems well behaved and very friendly. I am single and live alone. I'm concerned about being at work 10 hours a day and leaving him at home. I don't have a fenced in back yard, so the pup would stay in the house during the day. We have tons of trails and some parks in our neighborhood that would give us both good exercise.

The most important thing for me is that I am able to make it a good fit for the pup. My main concern is about him being at the house alone all day. I know this can cause problems and want to get some opinions before I make the call. Also, my neighbors are close and it wouldnt be fair for them to have to listen to my dog bark all day.

So what do you all think?
If he's going to be home all day by himself then no, it's not a good idea. But if you are close and can let him out and play for a bit then it does make the situation a little better. He is still a puppy and needs a lot of training. As for the barking, they make collars for that and they actually work quite well.
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i work 10 hour days my dog is just fine. i believe dogs sleep about 16 hours a day. as long as you give him some exercise every day he'll be fine. my dog is a boxer and he stays inside while im at work, but im guess your dog is smaller so it will have to go outside more often so an outside kennel would be a great idea. i would ask them if he likes to bark / howl being that its part beagle that would be the only problem i could see
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My dogs sleep most of the day so i make sure to spend time with them at night but then they go back to sleep in the evening and get upset when we go to bed late. My point, dogs sleep a lot. I was home today working for the first half of the day and guess what... They slept. They get out and are active as much as they need. They are both perfect weight too.
I'd leave them in the house because the amount of danger they encounter is less.
Most dogs sleep a lot. I have 2 Aussies, they don't like to sleep, they want to play, constantly.
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Most dogs sleep a lot. I have 2 Aussies, they don't like to sleep, they want to play, constantly.
Your dogs are ago cute.
My dogs are laying with me right now having a sleeping competition.
I say being inside alone for a few hours is a much better gate than a lot of dogs get.
I have two dogs left uncaged in a very large area with an overflowing toy box but they don't really play. :P
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Old April 24th, 2013, 11:26 PM   #12
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This is why I didn't get another dog after putting my Golden down. He was used to me being gone 10 hours or so per day for years. Getting a puppy used to holding it that long would be frustrating.
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X2 on the Aussies being active all the time, when mine was younger we played ball for 20 minutes before I left for work. Its worth every bit of the extra effort if your honest about them being a part of the family and not just a pet.
I left him in a air conditioned house for 9 hrs on week days controlling his water intake and never had a problem or accident.
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I have been thinking about getting a dog for quite a while now. A guy at work has a two year old pup he has offered me. Gus is about 50 pounds and is basically a mut, he says he's a beagle mix. They have a young family with another one on the way and it's a little crowded in their two bedroom apartment. He seems well behaved and very friendly. I am single and live alone. I'm concerned about being at work 10 hours a day and leaving him at home. I don't have a fenced in back yard, so the pup would stay in the house during the day. We have tons of trails and some parks in our neighborhood that would give us both good exercise.

The most important thing for me is that I am able to make it a good fit for the pup. My main concern is about him being at the house alone all day. I know this can cause problems and want to get some opinions before I make the call. Also, my neighbors are close and it wouldnt be fair for them to have to listen to my dog bark all day.

So what do you all think?
Building a nice kennel might hurt not help if the dog barks a lot


Maybe u should get a cat
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Really depends on the dog. As long as I knew his water dish was full when I left and I was able to feed him in the evening, I wouldn't think twice about leaving my dog at home for 10 hours. He is a lazy mother fucker though. Has been since he was a puppy.
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Old April 25th, 2013, 06:15 AM   #16
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I really appreciate the feedback everyone. I am going to talk to the guy from work again about it and spend some more time researching. I need to learn if this pup can handle being home all day.

KA, What breed are your dogs?
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maybe a fish would be better ?
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Build kennel. Warm place to sleep, shade. Feed dog. Move on with life
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My dog has had no problems when he was younger staying home by himself for 8-12 hours a day. He was anxious to go outside when we got home but never any accidents. Now that he is older my parents don't let him go any more than 8 hours without a potty break. He is a 13 year old 50 pound bearded collie.
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Eh....Make a bitchn kennel with a posh bed and shelter.
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