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Owner Anxiety & Kennel Size - advice please!
Hi All...I have a 9.5 year old, McKenzie. He is serioulsy, THEE best dog ever. Since he's on the older side, I thought it be a great time to get him a brother, and so we brought home Monroe - (11weeks) home one week ago.
Monroe is a great puppy. He sleeps through the night, only cries/whimpers for a bit when we crate him, and is already learning so much.
Today is my first day back at work. I work pretty long hours, so I've hired my mom to go to my house twice a day to let him out to potty and let him and McKenzie play (Kenzie is not crated).
I'm having some serious anxiety and I can't figure out where its coming from. I think its all the change in schedules and having a fear of Monroe crying in his crate all day. Everything I read online says that it is OK to have a puppy crated during the day as long as he gets potty/play breaks - which is what he is getting. I guess I'm just looking for re-assurance that this is normal.
Maybe I need to be crated. lol.
Also, un-related question. Eventually my mom will not be coming twice a day. So, I'm already doing research on getting Monroe a Kennel/Dog Run. I've found an AKC one with a roof thats 4ft x 8ft x 6ft. Is this big enough to leave him in all day once he's old enough?