Do Coton de Tulear owners need to be at home all day?
I am thinking of getting a Coton. I do work 8 hours out of the home. I have read on some sites that Cotons are for people that are home all day. Other sites state that if there is another dog they will do fine. What is everyone's opinion?
Alone while I work
I have a Coton - first time of ever having this breed and I love her dearly. My hours at work have changed and I am gone from home about 8 hours a day. I know that she is safe while I am gone but I worry about her being lonely and grieving. I have left the TV on for her and I am sure this is harder on me than on her but being that I have never had this breed before - I just need to hear from others on this subject. Thank you so much.
Work hours changed. Is my Coton de Tulear okay in a crate for four hours, at a time?
by Kelli McDaniel
(Richmond, Virginia USA)
Hello. My Coton is Loki. Loki, is a sweet and handsome boy; who is a mommas' boy. He follows me everywhere I go. He will lay by the shower, while I bath. He loves his momma. Loki is 8 months old. (I got him a month ago). The breeder was nice and Loki seemed well adjusted. We were told there would be issues with his housetraining. Apparently, he never took to it. So I got a crate and we crate trained. WOW worked great. So no issues there.
Yet, they have changed my work hours. I know my Coton needs me. I'm feeling guilty leaving him in his crate for about 4 hours, (I go home and play with him - take him out for lunch) crate him another 3.5 hours. Am I horrible? One day he seems so happy and fine the next he turns his head and doesn't give me kisses. Am I damaging him by crating him for 4 hours? At 8 months I didn't think this was too bad. Yet, I'm seeing a difference every once and awhile. I can't doggie daycare him because he's potentially breed-able. What are your thoughts?
Loving my Coton Loki,
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