Hi Jennifer. If you take your dogs for a good hours walk before you go to work in the morning it is not a problem to keep them housebound. Their are also dogwalkers who can come and take them for a walk at lunchtime to break the monotony of their day. They also need to be in the house at night and not left outside if you have got them for protection as dogs will not protect you if they sleep outside. If they sleep outside you are creating 2 packs, the inside pack and the outside pack so they will protect each other as they are the other pack. I would also suggest taking them for a shorter walk when you get home just so that they can get rid of some of their excess energy as they will most probably have slept the whole day. How long do you leave them for alone during the day? If it is a full day then it may be a good idea to send them to a puppy daycare every second day. You will find that they will be so tired from daycare that they will spend the other day sleeping.
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