AnimalCrossing asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

Where are you dogs kept?

I have a small dog and she is usually in a crate untill i get home and even then i dont have time to play with her. I love her and I dont want to sell her but i feel like i am making her life bad what are some tips you guyus can give me...and tell me where do you keep your sdogs.

19 Answers

Relevance
  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    If she is in the crate all day and when you come home you have no time for her, you have no business owning a dog to start with. Do her a huge favor and find her a good home were she will be appreciated.

  • 1 decade ago

    You should find a doggie daycare or a babysitter for your dog. Dogs have the mentality of a 5 year old child. You wouldn't lock a 5 year old child in a crate all day and if you did that child would develop emotional problems and insecurities.

    My dog has free run of my house and fenced back yard. I am home with her all day, 7 days out of the week, except for trips to church, quick mini-trips to the grocery store, and my weekly Saturday shopping trip. I never purposely leave her home longer than 5 hours alone. She is secure because she is not left alone constantly and so when I DO leave her she has free run of my house and I have no fear of her getting on furniture or chewing things. She has a crate which she sleeps in at night. It is beside my bed and she is never locked in there anymore. She goes in willingly when i say, "Bed time!" and sleeps there most of the night (Minus her midnight snack run! Lol!). She eats and drinks when she wants and goes outside for whatever reason whenever she wants. (The funny critter loves to suntan on the back patio!) Because she has so much human contact she understands an amazing amount of English.

    So yeah, I definately think that you can't keep doing what you're doing with your dog. She needs much more interaction than she's getting. Look into the doggie daycare thing. Also consider a babysitter, or if you have a friend that's home all the time that can dogsit for you.

  • 1 decade ago

    If you truly loved your dog, you would find the time to spend with her. Consider the dog, usually crated, then you come home and you can't spend any time with her. How sad for you, that you can't even devote a little time to her. The only tip I can offer is to decide if you're going to give her more of your time or not. If not, don't make her life miserable, or have her develop behavior problems then decide to find her a new home because then it will be someone else's problem and the pooch is the one that will come out on the short end of the stick. It happens all the time, people get pets then realize they don't have the time to spend with the dog to make a good dog, so after they've had enough, it comes to the shelter lacking social skills, housetraining, fear biting, etc., So you ask what happens to the dog? Euthanized. End of story and who paid the price for someone's impulse to get a dog, the dog. So carefully consider what's best for the dog, I hope your decision is to spend more time with her and not the other :(

  • 1 decade ago

    I have three dogs and they each have their own kennel outside in my yard. When i feed them or need to work outside I lock them up but otherwise, they have run of the yard. I rarely let them indoors just because they are big and have been in the yard with all the dirt and mud. I try my best to spend as much time playing with them as I can stand the heat. I know they are outside dogs so I have built overhangs and installed fans just to be sure that they can lay down in a cool place during the day. When I do let them in, its one at a time and only for about an hour or two at a time and no more than one in a day. This way, it feels like a reward to me. My dogs are working dogs and a personal dog and not family dogs so I don't feel bad about keeping them outside even though some people swear its the worst thing in the world. As for play time with your dog, it doesn't have to be all at once. when going to the bathroom or moving from room to room, toss a ball or make her run a little after you like a chase. This way, you still build a bond and enjoy eachother and do spend time with eachother even if its not 30-40-120 minutes all at once. When she's locked up, give her something to chew on. When watching tv, let her sit next to you or at your feet. Not all dogs are active and some prefer not to be. good luck.

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 1 decade ago

    I have a small dog (black and tan dachshund) and I crate trained her as well (now she's 10 months old). She's a blessing! Training a pup in a crate isn't the bad thing.. But come on.......spend time, love and enjoy the life that you sought out. There's nothing more precious and fulfilling after a long day than puppy love. If properly trained and attended to the crate is supposed to be temporary. (Thus the term "crate trained".) My girl runs free inside now that she has past her destructive stage and doesn't "go" inside. Be resposible. Love your pet or let it go.

  • 1 decade ago

    I have a 75lb dog, a 10 lb dog, and a cat. I could never leave them locked up all day and then not spend any time with them when I come home. They are loose and they stay inside. I don't like to keep them outside too long so that they won't get fleas, but they get plenty of walks and we spend lots of time playing. If yo don't trust your dogs alone, then pay to have them trained....it's worth it!

    If you don't have the time, you should not make the poor dog live a miserable life by keeping him in a cage and then ignoring him when you are at home.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ours has the run of the house, and we have a dog door to a securely fenced back yard so she can go in and out while we're at work. We make sure we make time to play with her in the morning before we go to work, and in the evenings until she gets tired and decides SHE doesn't want to play anymore. It means missing things like sleeping in as late as we could, not hearing some TV shows, or not spending as much time on the internet, but she's more important than things like that.

  • 1 decade ago

    I crate my dogs in the day. I also have an x-pen (exercise pen) stretched across the entrance from my living room to my dining room and give my dogs the run of my dining room and kitchen. I have a fenced back yard (3/4 acre) with toys, tents, a puppy pool and agility equipment and I have a large section of my basement finished for a "puppy playroom". I have 10 shelties.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I have a pomeranian and until she was house broken completely we kept her in the crate at night and when we went out. Now she has free range of the house. If you don't have time for her you should consider giving her to someone who does. How would you like to be stuck in one room of your house everyday. Also , whatever her age is +1 is how long she should be kept in a crate without taking her out for a bathroom break ( But never to excede 5 hours). I know people do it but it's not good for the health of their bladders.

  • 1 decade ago

    Take her to a doggy daycare during the day. Then she won't have been alone all day and will not be as demanding for attention. If you can't arrange something like this, you really should find her a home where someone has the time to pay attention to her.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.