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    Why not just quit your job until the dog is older?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fan of fanboys View Post
    Why not just quit your job until the dog is older?
    Haha... not an option for most.

    I work 60 hrs/wk. Quality is more important than quantity of time. I wouldn't leave a pup alone in the house while working full-time - they don't have the bladder control - but don't mind if they're outside. As evidenced by my signature... it hasn't hurt us.

    That said, I do prefer to get a dog closer to a year old - better attention span, they're ready to learn and work.
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    Also - there's no way I'd leave a puppy loose in the house unsupervised. That's a privilege they earn. Crate them while you're gone. It's good for your house, your sanity, and will improve their entire life if they're comfortable with confinement. Think self control, patience, vet visits/procedures/ICU, boarding, travel... crate train!
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