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Can I Care For A Pet While Working/living Alone by Ahijo1990(m): 2:19pm On Apr 21, 2020
Hello Pet lovers,

I need advice from your guys' experience please. I love pets but I am being constrained by work schedule from getting one. I work in a bank and spend 7am to 7pm of Monday to Friday away from the house. How possible is it to get and care for a dog with such schedule?


Kind advice and suggestions needed please.
Re: Can I Care For A Pet While Working/living Alone by younghartz(m): 2:44pm On Apr 21, 2020
Literally you'd miss a lot of things in your pet life

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Re: Can I Care For A Pet While Working/living Alone by Geepee77(m): 3:05pm On Apr 21, 2020
It depends on the dog, if it's a palour dog then it's better but if it's a security dog then you have to devote time everyday to see the dog and play with it. Make sure you see the dog before you go to work and after coming back from work, then spend longer time with it on weekends.
Re: Can I Care For A Pet While Working/living Alone by Nicklaus619(m): 3:24pm On Apr 21, 2020
You can get a dog, my own job requires my time, and I leave my house as early as 6-7am.
Below is my dog, his name is chance, I got him at a tender age. He is 9 months now.

This is how I train him
1. I potty train him to poo in the toilet, and I leave my toilet door open, I live alone in a two-bedroom duplex and he stays in the veranda with protector whenever I leave for work, fortunately my toilet is located at the veranda and I leave the door open for him.

2.i feed him twice ones in the morning and the other at night

3. I exercise him 3 times in a week because his energy level is very high

4. I love dogs to the core and dude is security alert all time, he refuse to be friendly with my neighbors even though he know them very well, he will bark and charge at them if anyone comes close to my door grin.

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Re: Can I Care For A Pet While Working/living Alone by Ahijo1990(m): 6:38pm On Apr 21, 2020
Wow. Thank you all for the inputs.
Re: Can I Care For A Pet While Working/living Alone by omobs(m): 6:41pm On Apr 21, 2020
Nicklaus619:
You can get a dog, my own job requires my time, and I leave my house as early as 6-7am.
Below is my dog, his name is chance, I got him at a tender age. He is 9 months now.

This is how I train him
1. I potty train him to poo in the toilet, and I leave my toilet door open, I live alone in a two-bedroom duplex and he stays in the veranda with protector whenever I leave for work, fortunately my toilet is located at the veranda and I leave the door open for him.

2.i feed him twice ones in the morning and the other at night

3. I exercise him 3 times in a week because his energy level is very high

4. I love dogs to the core and dude is security alert all time, he refuse to be friendly with my neighbors even though he know them very well, he will bark and charge at them if anyone comes close to my door grin.
nice dog you have there
Re: Can I Care For A Pet While Working/living Alone by treasurevee9(f): 9:00pm On Apr 21, 2020
Yes you can. I leave home by 7am and return by 7 too but on rare occassions 11-1 am the next day. I stay alone too. I have a caucasian and a gsd. My routine;
1. Feed and take them out to do their business before i go to work and when i return
2. Walk them when i return from work (5 times in a week)
3. Long walk on saturday by 7am
4. I make sure i spend enough time with them when i come back from work. It's easier cos i stay alone. They are like my companions. They stay inside the house when i am at home so they see me and play with me
5. For the training, i do that when playing with them. The cauc loses interest quickly so the training must not be for long and it's only when she is interested in whatever you are telling her. You can use their food to get their attention and reward them when they get whatever it is you are teaching them.

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Re: Can I Care For A Pet While Working/living Alone by Nicklaus619(m): 9:44pm On Apr 21, 2020
omobs:

nice dog you have there

Thanks
Re: Can I Care For A Pet While Working/living Alone by Rex20: 2:00pm On May 19, 2020
Lovely dog, please at what age did his ears become pointed?

Nicklaus619:
You can get a dog, my own job requires my time, and I leave my house as early as 6-7am.
Below is my dog, his name is chance, I got him at a tender age. He is 9 months now.

This is how I train him
1. I potty train him to poo in the toilet, and I leave my toilet door open, I live alone in a two-bedroom duplex and he stays in the veranda with protector whenever I leave for work, fortunately my toilet is located at the veranda and I leave the door open for him.

2.i feed him twice ones in the morning and the other at night

3. I exercise him 3 times in a week because his energy level is very high

4. I love dogs to the core and dude is security alert all time, he refuse to be friendly with my neighbors even though he know them very well, he will bark and charge at them if anyone comes close to my door grin.
Re: Can I Care For A Pet While Working/living Alone by KyrianOkeke(m): 2:57pm On May 19, 2020
Nicklaus619:
You can get a dog, my own job requires my time, and I leave my house as early as 6-7am.
Below is my dog, his name is chance, I got him at a tender age. He is 9 months now.

This is how I train him
1. I potty train him to poo in the toilet, and I leave my toilet door open, I live alone in a two-bedroom duplex and he stays in the veranda with protector whenever I leave for work, fortunately my toilet is located at the veranda and I leave the door open for him.

2.i feed him twice ones in the morning and the other at night

3. I exercise him 3 times in a week because his energy level is very high

4. I love dogs to the core and dude is security alert all time, he refuse to be friendly with my neighbors even though he know them very well, he will bark and charge at them if anyone comes close to my door grin.

Nice dog... what breed is this pls?
Re: Can I Care For A Pet While Working/living Alone by Hathor5(f): 6:35pm On May 19, 2020
Please don't get a dog. Dogs need a lot of attention. I believe that dogs are best kept in families with a lot of people around them. Don't get a dog to be left alone all day long.
Re: Can I Care For A Pet While Working/living Alone by zainabicy: 6:30am On May 20, 2020
Nicklaus619:
You can get a dog, my own job requires my time, and I leave my house as early as 6-7am.
Below is my dog, his name is chance, I got him at a tender age. He is 9 months now.
grin.

fine dog,but me I can't come near dogs sha
Re: Can I Care For A Pet While Working/living Alone by Nicklaus619(m): 6:58am On May 20, 2020
KyrianOkeke:


Nice dog... what breed is this pls?

Samoyed
Re: Can I Care For A Pet While Working/living Alone by Nicklaus619(m): 7:00am On May 20, 2020
Rex20:
Lovely dog, please at what age did his ears become pointed?


I never really seen his ears not pointed bought it was briefly flap at some point when it was very tender
Re: Can I Care For A Pet While Working/living Alone by damayfoli: 4:25pm On May 25, 2020
I think it is difficult. You can take care of your pet after you return from work. The most important thing is to constantly monitor the condition of the animal and often carry it to the veterinarian. You can find out about the best vets at thepets.net/veterinarians/. No matter what kind of animal you have, you should always devote time to it.
Re: Can I Care For A Pet While Working/living Alone by JazmineDurante(f): 3:55am On Aug 03, 2020
Nicklaus619:
You can get a dog, my own job requires my time, and I leave my house as early as 6-7am.
Below is my dog, his name is chance, I got him at a tender age. He is 9 months now.

This is how I train him
1. I potty train him to poo in the toilet, and I leave my toilet door open, I live alone in a two-bedroom duplex and he stays in the veranda with protector whenever I leave for work, fortunately my toilet is located at the veranda and I leave the door open for him.

2.i feed him twice ones in the morning and the other at night

3. I exercise him 3 times in a week because his energy level is very high

4. I love dogs to the core and dude is security alert all time, he refuse to be friendly with my neighbors even though he know them very well, he will bark and charge at them if anyone comes close to my door grin.

Lovely Eskimo you’ve got. He’s so handsome
Re: Can I Care For A Pet While Working/living Alone by PerfectlyPerfect(m): 7:35am On Aug 03, 2020
treasurevee9:
Yes you can. I leave home by 7am and return by 7 too but on rare occassions 11-1 am the next day. I stay alone too. I have a caucasian and a gsd. My routine;
1. Feed and take them out to do their business before i go to work and when i return
2. Walk them when i return from work (5 times in a week)
3. Long walk on saturday by 7am
4. I make sure i spend enough time with them when i come back from work. It's easier cos i stay alone. They are like my companions. They stay inside the house when i am at home so they see me and play with me
5. For the training, i do that when playing with them. The cauc loses interest quickly so the training must not be for long and it's only when she is interested in whatever you are telling her. You can use their food to get their attention and reward them when they get whatever it is you are teaching them.
How do you manage with the Caucasian inside your house? I have a cauc and I'll love to be keeping him inside but the hairs is an issue, coupled with his size, I keep thinking he'll mistakenly knock over my TV
Re: Can I Care For A Pet While Working/living Alone by treasurevee9(f): 2:26pm On Aug 03, 2020
PerfectlyPerfect:

How do you manage with the Caucasian inside your house? I have a cauc and I'll love to be keeping him inside but the hairs is an issue, coupled with his size, I keep thinking he'll mistakenly knock over my TV

Omo the dog is outside now. The shedding got worse as she got older. I couldn't deal with it anymore. Though she's really careful with stuff when inside the house. You can leave her alone in the house and meet your house the same way when you come back.
Re: Can I Care For A Pet While Working/living Alone by Geepee77(m): 7:17pm On Aug 03, 2020
treasurevee9:


Omo the dog is outside now. The shedding got worse as she got older. I couldn't deal with it anymore. Though she's really careful with stuff when inside the house. You can leave her alone in the house and meet your house the same way when you come back.

Caucasian inside house? Anyways I really don't know how you guys manage it, my Caucasian puppy will turn my apartment upside down before your very eyes, he even pieces all the wires in my generator. grin
Re: Can I Care For A Pet While Working/living Alone by treasurevee9(f): 11:29am On Aug 04, 2020
Geepee77:


Caucasian inside house? Anyways I really don't know how you guys manage it, my Caucasian puppy will turn my apartment upside down before your very eyes, he even pieces all the wires in my generator. grin

Lol. My cauc is well behaved and acts like a human sometimes. She won't even touch her food till u tell her to eat.

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