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Posted by: Uncertain | 2008/08/08

our new baby

Hi all

We have a new puppy, seven weeks old. My husband and I both work from 9am to 5pm and we are not sure to leave our pup at home (and visit during lunch) or take her to a daycare facility,which apparently, is becoming very popular.

If she stays at home, she will be able to be inside and outise easily, so its not like w ewill lock her inside or outside for the duration of the day.

Please advise.

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Dear parents

How do you think the puppy will entertain itself and learn anything if left on its own in the day? Destroying the house and urinating on the carpet is no fun on your own.

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Posted by: Chill | 2008/08/08

If you do decide to leave the pup at home, you' ll obviously make sure she is provided with toys etc, as well as a bed and a shallow dish of water.

It is not desirable to leave the pup with too much space at first. Apart from more opportunities to get into trouble, she' ll feel safer and more secure in a smallish, enclosed area.

Also, please go round her entire domain and ensure everything dangerous is removed - troughs with water, any chemicals, cleaning materials, electric flex/plugs, anything she could get her head stuck in while exploring, etc.

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Posted by: Karen | 2008/08/08

If you can afford day care and its run by someone who has a clue, then its a better option. Your dog will get socialised much better there than being left at home.

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