Justy, Homer- (angel) &- Bobbi-Girl
|Barked: Wed Aug 1, '07 4:31pm PST |
|We have a securely fenced yard, but the dogs stay in IF we're not at home. We don't want too much barking bother the neighbors & we're semi-rural AND there are dangers outside down here & everywhere (snakes, poisonous toads, & yes, our infamous alligator that managed to climb our fence & surprise us inside the fenced area when we did a surprise potty trip outside at 4:15am one AM). Others on the forums have mentioned dognapping for bait dogs & more!
How old is your pup? Sorry I didn't check the profile. If you're only got an 8-9 hour day & the dog is a 1 year old +, he/she should be able to hold it. Just don't run errands on the way home out of common courtesy
Justy has spay incontinence, but a med once a week controls it. At 8 months old, just one month after adoption, she handled 9 hour days in her crate. The 2 older dogs are loose in the house. Granted, they ALL are anxious to get to the backyard the minute we come in & we make a beeline to do exactly that.
Pup's safety is everything in this case. Congrats on the new house with a yard