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Joy is 7.5 mos, Wife and I work out of the house. Actually we run a hotel and live on property. During the busy season we always crated Joy by 9-930 when our day picked up. Now that it is slower Joy seems to nap on her own under my desk or beside it.

Question is: On your days off do you let your dogs nap at will or do you Crate or Place them to they will go down for a nap like on a work day?

I seached the threads for everybody's schedule suggestion. And I am curious how disciplined I should stay.
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For years I brought my one of my goldens to class daily when I taught English in a private high school. They knew the situation called for a nap, right down to the cue of the bell ringing. It was so situational that I didnt really put them down for naps like with a little kid on non school days or summer vacation. I guess I went for your "let nap" option. Is it fun running a hotel? It seems SO cool, and like an awesome life for a dog.
 

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For years I brought my one of my goldens to class daily when I taught English in a private high school. They knew the situation called for a nap, right down to the cue of the bell ringing. It was so situational that I didnt really put them down for naps like with a little kid on non school days or summer vacation. I guess I went for your "let nap" option. Is it fun running a hotel? It seems SO cool, and like an awesome life for a dog.
It can be fun and it has its moments. We timed our pup so we had the whole "cute" thing going on in the busy summer season. Now that the town is empty and she is a teenager we have more time to be and work with her. We feel absolutely blessed by how much socialization she got this summer with all the guests. (Watching my english and grammar.)
 

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We let our girl do whatever she wants when we are home. :) I think she is a lucky girl to get to socialize with all those different people!
 

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I work from home and still intermittently crate all of my dogs during the day. Sometimes the whole work day...sometimes half a day...sometimes just for an hour. Some days they are all out - all day...some days, just one is crated.
Good crate behavior is a wonderful thing :)

Personally I would toss in a few crate days throughout the week, just to keep her good habits....but certainly give her time to learn her office manners too!

I think your life sound like a bit of Golden heaven.
Mom and Dad around....chores to be done...guests to greet....
Joy is a lucky pup!
 

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When I am home I don't crate Cody until bedtime, unless I need to run out. He will nap off and on near where I am. During the week I sometimes take him to the office with me where he has a crate still (due to chewing on computer cords and books :() but he's getting better at napping under my desk.
 

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I don't work out of the home...I'm a stay-at-home mom, but due to commitments during the week, Rosie usually goes in her crate for 2-3 hours each morning, then again for an hour or so in the afternoon. On the weekends, when we're all home, she can do what she wants. She usually has a lot more awake time on the weekends, then crashes at night.
 

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I don't work out of the home...I'm a stay-at-home mom, but due to commitments during the week, Rosie usually goes in her crate for 2-3 hours each morning, then again for an hour or so in the afternoon. On the weekends, when we're all home, she can do what she wants. She usually has a lot more awake time on the weekends, then crashes at night.
A stay at home mom probably works harder than I do. But I get the drift of consistency in these comments. Thanks to all.
 
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