04-18-2012, 10:12 AM
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Help - Advice needed 8wk old puppy
I am hoping someone might be able to give some advice.
My partner and I live in Cornwall, we have a 5yr old labrador and have recently decided to get another puppy. My partner runs a kennel and cattery and so our current dog Louie goes to work with him every day and spends hours out walking in the woods, which is also the plan for the new puppy.
We have been lucky enough to come across a beautiful golden retriever puppy that will be ready to come home to us when he is 9 weeks old at the end of April. As I am a college lecturer I don't break up until the first week of June so the 3 weeks between when he will be old enough to go to work with my partner and him needing to stay at home I won't be at home myself.
I have worked this out to the puppy needing to stay at home for a maximum of 3 days per week for 3 weeks total. If my partner is on a morning shift at the kennels he will be left for a maximum 7 hours and if its an afternoon shift it will be a maximum 6 hours. If this was going to happen on a permanent basis I wouldnt even be considering it but as its for a very short term period of 3 weeks do you think this would be ok?
Grateful for any advice