Raising a pet dog on my own
July 28, 2011 3:54 AM Subscribe
Is it a good idea to get a pet dog if I live alone and need to travel occasionally?
posted by madman to Pets & Animals (25 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I live alone in an apartment on the third floor and have always wanted to have a pet dog, preferably a Doberman. But I'm worried about caring for the dog because there's nobody else at home. I work from home but have to travel occasionally for consulting assignments. I'm worried about leaving a dog alone at home for extended periods.
Any suggestions from the MeFi folks on whether it's a good idea to get a dog, the temperament of Dobermans when in this kind of situation, and any other advice on raising and training a dog by oneself?