This week I have been thinking about how to get my Echo used to spending long days at Camp Run-a-Mutt doggy day care.
This weekend I posted about her first time there, I almost took her on Tuesday but I realized that would mean she was stuck there twelve and a half hours and that seems like too much too fast. She loves to sleep too much…
She has always spent so much time just sleeping while we all work, that shes used to it now. When i come home after 12-16 hours she doesnt jump right out of bed, she lays there wagging her tail, stretches, and waits for us to coax her out of bed.
So instead of sending her suddenly into a 12.5 hour day there I decided to work up to it. Last weekend she was there for 3 hours, today (since I’m off) I’m going to take her for 6 hours. If she does well with that then next week I will take her for a whole day while I’m at work. Hopefully she will quickly get used to going some of the days I work and will be happy not to be stuck at home all the time and the other days she can relish in sleeping all day.
Have you done this before? What was your strategy with your dog ?
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