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    Default Re: How does your bully cope with you being at work all day?

    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    I crate Tate and Finn from 7am-ish til I get home at 5pm. It was hard for me to do at first; I used to leave them in the kitchen/laundry room area, blocking other areas of the house, but when i would get home, I'd find a mess everywhere. They weren't properly potty trained so i had pee pads for them which they wouldn't go on, the base boards would be chewed on, etc...So, crating was the best alternative and it's working out pretty well. They do sleep a lot in their crates, plus i leave the radio on (talk radio, of course)!
    Same here. We used to leave Holly blocked off in the kitchen but we just came home to a disaster! Holly would cry really bad also and I felt terrible . However they'll be okay. Holly is crated during the day now while we are at work and probably sleeps the day away. That's what she likes to do on the weekends!

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    June is now 13 weeks old and is crated during the day while both my boyfriend and I work. For the first month home (we got her at 8 weeks) he came home everyday at lunch to take her out, feed and play with her. She has been able to hold her pee over night for almost as long as we've had her. For the last 2 weeks my boyfriend hasn't been able to go home anymore (he is a coach/teacher and school started) and she is always asleep when I get home around 4:30. Then we leave her out of the crate for the rest of the evening until bed time. We put toys in her crate and also leave music on or TV. She whined/barked the first day I left her (totally broke my heart) but is fine now because she knows we'll come back. If we put her in her crate while we are home (if we are cooking dinner or something and cant keep an eye on her) she cries cause she wants to come out and play with us. He will adjust quickly

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    As you can see.... she struggles

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    Here was Sally and Jack, and Emma less than 30 minutes after I left the house this morning for work.

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    I waited 20 years to get an EB...once I retired from NYPD I got Chum..he only has to cope for a few hours a day while I work my crappy part time job now!

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    My troops sleep the day or night away when I'm at work
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoscosMom View Post
    Little Bosco is now 4 months old, and I've been off work and home with him since we got him at 8 weeks. I leave him alone for a couple of hours here and there, while he's napping in his crate or gone to bed for the night, but throughout the day he gets a ton of attention and "me" time..

    Well..I'll be starting a job in the next week or two and am worried about how he'll manage the day without me or my husband being home to entertain him! He'll have to stay in his crate and penned off area while we're away since he would likely rip the house to shreds if we weren't there to stop him.

    Lately he gets very bored and starts to cry if we leave him in his penned off area when he's awake for more than 5 or 10 minutes. Given his recent neediness, I'm really concerned about how he'll cope with this sudden change - ie. being alone for 4-5 hours at a time.

    How did your dogs cope when you are off to work during the day?? Any tips? I'll be sending him to doggy daycare twice a week, but need to figure out how to deal with him for the other 3 days..
    Best advise I can give you: provide adequate exercise. A tired dog is a good dog. And less likely to get into trouble. When Bo was a pup, I took him for the walk (Cesar Millan style) BEFORE work even. This provided a bit of training for body and mind and physical exercise -- both things tire a dog out!

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    AS far as I can tell, Norm holds the couch down all day while I am gone. Sometimes I leave the tv on most times I think he could care less. He's a sleepy beast.

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    Gino (5mo old) whines and barks while he is in his crate. I've been trying to get him use to, or rather enjoy his crate, by adding his bed and chew toys in there. I've also been training him to stay in his crate without barking or whining. I'll lure him into his crate with a treat, close the door, give him a treat with praise, then i'll leave the room for a brief moment but come back with a treat and praise for him staying quiet in his crate while i was away. I'll do repetitions of that several times a day. He's been doing fairly good at it for now. At night he CAN sleep 4-5 hours without having a potty break IF he really is tired and sleeps through the night. but sometimes he does wake us up every 2-3hours for a potty break. So i think he can hold it while in the crate for a couple of hours, but I haven't experimented that yet.

    As his human, I'm trying to train myself to be ok with his whining and barking. I keep telling myself that he's fine (he's been fed, he's had something to drink, he's already had a potty break, he has entertainment, but most importantly he is SAFE) and he'll get use to being in his crate and eventually stop the whining and barking once he learns that I come back in a few hours.

    Any advice on what I can do to keep him from barking and whining inside his crate when he knows someone is home? Or am I heading the right direction with my training. There are people in my house that I don't necessarily want to watch him while I'm not home, but he will bark and whine for them to let him out, and sometimes they do let him out. For example, my grandmother, she doesn't like that he barks so she'll let him out. but my fear is when he is full of energy he will be all over you and sometimes he'll walk in between your legs as you walk. I would really love it if my grandmother didn't suffer a fall because he walked between her legs as she walked. there are other things too but dont need to get into details. I was thinking since his crate is in my bedroom, i could keep the bedroom door close but I don't know how he'll react. I do leave the tv and lights on. And on top of that, I'm training my grandparents to leave him in his crate, but they are just as stubborn as a bulldog is!
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    She sleeps destroys her toys sleeps some more lol so by the time I go to bed she thinks its play time n pounces on me for a good 20 minutes
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