jamielvsaustin wrote:Why I don't understand is-why even have a dog? Granted I do believe most dogs sleep when their owners aren't home but I just can't understand this...maybe if was every once in a while or the peron fell on hard times and this isn't a lifestyle but a temporary thing. I don't know about any medical issues but it doesn't seem right.
Nichole wrote:I'm not so worried about anything with the dog's physical health. If it can hold it, great. Some can't hold it that long. I'm more worried about the dog's mental health. That's a long time to be penned up in a small space. Is the dog trust worthy to have more free reign of the house? Maybe have a dog door if it's safe to do so? Not something I'd do, but then again I wouldnt leave my dog alone for 24 hours with only one potty break in between.
He could also look into hiring a dog walker to break up his day further. Yeah it costs money but the dog's sanity is worth something too. It is to me, anyway.
I don't know how anybody can work 5 eights, especially during the day. It's the worst shift ever. I don't know how people get anything done.
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