So as most of my followers know, my husband and I adopted this dog. He is not very bright (The dog, not my husband). I understand he is a dog and dogs really are not that intelligent but my dog really takes the cake.
He is about 2 years old and he has been crate training since we got him back in October. Every month or so I give him a chance to not be locked in his crate for the night, and every month he blows it by chewing on something he normally would not, or by pooping and peeing on the carpet (we have a doggy door, he will not use it unless I am home and awake. When I am not watching he chooses to go wherever).
Well, I have a really busy week coming up at work where I have to work 12 hour shifts, and obviously I can not crate my dog for 12 hours. So I was going to put him into a boarding house for the week at one of the ranches on the island with a good reputation. I am getting snarky remarks from everyone that I tell this too, they are telling me I am a horrible dog owner and that I should just get rid of my dog instead of boarding him for the week so I can work. It's very uncommon for me to work long days like this, multiple days in a row and usually I have my husband home. But with him being deployed I obviously can not rely on him to let the dog out.
Then what really irritates me is that the people who are making these remarks follow with, "what are you going to do when your baby comes? Are you just going to lock it in a crate all day and send it off for weeks at a time because you have to work?". Um...no and my child is not a dog so I would prefer you didn't compare it to one.
Me sending my dog to "doggy day care" I believe is a better option then making him sit in his crate all day. And for me, it's better because I don't have to worry about coming home to a mess on the carpet all week long.
Am I really such a horrible person???