Originally Posted by SpooPoker
+1 If we stay home all day she runs upstairs to take a nap.
+2. I have a Welsh Terrier that is full of energy, but sleeps all day. The morning walk tires him out completely and after he awakes when we get home, the evening walk calms him down. Weekends and trips leave him completely exhausted.
During my dog's first year he went to doggy daycare, but I had to stop due to him catching every illness under the sun from the other dogs. At first I felt guilty about leaving him home alone all day, but soon realized that even when I was at home he preferred sleeping. On occasion I would stop home at lunch to let him out, only to have him look at me with bed head as if to say, "wtf are you doing bothering me." Once outside he would simply curl under the tree and fall asleep rather than playing or even peeing. Now I feel no guilt whatsoever leaving him, he likes it that way.