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Old 10-13-2011, 06:20 AM
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he is acting normal and it has not happened since, we will see what the vet says
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:59 AM
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you gotta be kidding me!!!! I am room mom for my daughters class this year. I thought I didn't get the job.. I just got a letter (well should have had it 10 days ago but She just handed it to me! ) bring on the stress
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you gotta be kidding me!!!! I am room mom for my daughters class this year. I thought I didn't get the job.. I just got a letter (well should have had it 10 days ago but She just handed it to me! ) bring on the stress
So it was new, just dated old for some reason.. I talked with the teacher. I signed up to be assistant room rep, not official room rep. But I got the official room rep position.

How long is too long for Bentley to be crated? cause there will now be days during the week that I am at the school for hrs working on projects with the kids. I assume if he sleeps 10 pm to 5ish am in the crate he is fine to stay 4 or 5 hrs right?
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How old is he again? I mean an adult dog would be fine, maybe even an older puppy, but a really young puppy.. eh. I wouldn't but that's just me.

I don't crate so I'll have to step aside and let someone else answer your question, but please google it and see what you come up with.

What we did for Samantha (we're away 10 hours a day almost) is set up a puppy apartment. She was baby-gated into half of the kitchen and she had food/water in one corner, bed in another corner, and potty-pads in third corner, toys in fourth corner. Worked great and she's a happy well-adjusted little pup. You can set something up like this in a kitchen, a bathroom, or a bedroom preferably without carpet just in case
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How old is he again? I mean an adult dog would be fine, maybe even an older puppy, but a really young puppy.. eh. I wouldn't but that's just me.

I don't crate so I'll have to step aside and let someone else answer your question, but please google it and see what you come up with.

What we did for Samantha (we're away 10 hours a day almost) is set up a puppy apartment. She was baby-gated into half of the kitchen and she had food/water in one corner, bed in another corner, and potty-pads in third corner, toys in fourth corner. Worked great and she's a happy well-adjusted little pup. You can set something up like this in a kitchen, a bathroom, or a bedroom preferably without carpet just in case
he is only 3.5 months.. hmm It kind of has to be ok now. let me see what I can come up with I think most of the time I would have to go in and 1 and then be home by 3:30.. I thought for sure I didn't get the position. let alone one with more responsibility than I asked for
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The rule of thumb, and this is a very very very generic guideline more than a rule and I wouldn't even say it applies to MOST dogs but I'll throw it out there anyway, is that a puppy can "hold it" about 1 hour per 1 month of life... (up to a ceiling of course, no dog can hold it 20 hours a day for example, haha)

But trust me I've seen that not to be true throughout my life in many, many dogs. Still though.. if you're saying that you'll only be gone for 2.5 hours, I don't think that's unreasonable, especially if he's already used to his crate and he knows not to go potty in it. He'll probably sleep the whole time with no one around.

There is still the possibility that there will be accidents in the crate of course, because again puppies don't have full control of that bladder until 6 - 8 months or even longer, so that's why that "rule" doesn't always pan out.

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The rule of thumb, and this is a very very very generic guideline more than a rule and I wouldn't even say it applies to MOST dogs but I'll throw it out there anyway, is that a puppy can "hold it" about 1 hour per 1 month of life... (up to a ceiling of course, no dog can hold it 20 hours a day for example, haha)

But trust me I've seen that not to be true throughout my life in many, many dogs. Still though.. if you're saying that you'll only be gone for 2.5 hours, I don't think that's unreasonable, especially if he's already used to his crate and he knows not to go potty in it. He'll probably sleep the whole time with no one around.

There is still the possibility that there will be accidents in the crate of course, because again puppies don't have full control of that bladder until 6 - 8 months or even longer, so that's why that "rule" doesn't always pan out.

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yea I mean he goes all night in the crate with out a problem. so I guess it is ok
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I mean it might go longer depending on what I am volunteering to do, there might be times I have to go in the morning. or stay all day. depends on the teacher. I assume I can organize volunteers and just set them up and leave at times if I have to
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Having a puppy can be extremely overwhelming.

Last year my boyfriend and I got a Doberman and within 3 weeks we also had a Min Pin. There were days where I was so tired and couldnt get anything done at all.

Trying to train 2 puppies at once was insane!

They are now 15 months old and are wonderful. I can leave them to play and sleep for hours and hours and they are completely fine. I dont know what I would do without them as they are my little babies.

All I can say is once you get past the potty training phase you will be fine!

Remember to always take the puppy out after every nap, play session, feeding or drink of water. This will ensure you stay on the right track.

Hope this helps.


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All night is different than day time. We never left our puppy longer in the daytime than 4 hours at 3 months old. I also worried about development and socialization that early on. I don't think crating for 8 hours solid is good for a puppy, personally. We didn't leave Coconut alone for that long until recently (she is now about 9 months old now), and even now we only do it maybe once every week or two when I'm working late.

If someone can at least come home in the middle of the day to let him stretch his legs, potty, and play with him, that would be better. This is what we did on the occasional long day before she was old enough for doggy day care.

Another thing to consider, which I've read but not sure how true it is, is that puppies develop better when left in a safe room with toys and a bit of movement vs. the crate. Again, I'm not sure how true that is, but we always leave Coconut in her puppy safe room with the crate door open. I would especially consider this important when leaving her for a longer day alone, and it's saved her sitting in her mess for hours when she's had accidents a few times.
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