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Fish with dogs - How is your experience? My partner and I are thinking about getting a puppy. My project is local but might start traveling again (and I want to travel). Partner's work is all local

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Consider adopting a 3-4 year old dog from a rescue. Many rescues (NOT SHELTERS) have foster to adopt programs so you can see if it will really be a fit. Puppies are a ton of work. 3-5 years is really the sweet spot IMO. Regarding spontaneous get aways - research some highly rated local boarding facilities or find a friend with a dog that’s willing to dog sit for you and vice versa. I also strongly recommend crate training the dog at least for one year and having a walker on call - especially if you have an unpredictable schedule. It will limit any potential destruction/accidents.


Ah I read it first as combining fish and dogs as pets :). Need to sleep!


Haha those are my pets. Fish and a dog. And plants

Say goodbye to spontaneous weekend getaways


OR spontaneous pup friend getaways

We have had dogs for a long time . Once you get one - you can’t be without one . It’s literally and figuratively a life changing event


Yes I was traveling and it worked great

Is your partner equally keen on getting a dog? That is the most important question. If you’re going to travel and partner is not as keen on having a dog, it’s not going to be a fun time for all 3 of you.


My partner is totally onboard but I am afraid he might resent the dog and the responsibility if I started traveling again

It’s a challenge when I travel and my spouse works most of the day, the dogs can be along for 9-10hrs or more if my spouse has to run errands. Luckily we have a close friend who will watch the pups and super busy weeks. Easier to do if you have a partner or roommate that is home often.
I dont think we’ll ever go back to not having dogs though, you give up a little freedom, but it’s totally worth it to have an animal that truly loves you and is pumped to see you after a long day/week


Just be ready for the dog to like your partner wayyyy more than you


As long as one of you is home, understand the work that having a dog entails (a lot) and the attention that it will require, you should be fine. We have a one year old and it's great but everybody in our family contributes to taking care of him.


Once you start traveling it will be on your partner so on the weekends you should pick up the slack. That’s how my girlfriend and I do it


Not a good idea imo unless you can commit equal effort

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