I have had pets in my home mostly dogs all my life, I also volunteered at the Central Vermont Humane Society. I have watched family and friends dogs as well.
We have the dogs in the livingroom with gates up, there is a door that goes to the side of the house and that is used to take the dogs outside on 3 arces. For over nights we do have a spare room (right next to my room) that they can stay in. Can be on dog beds or in crate.
One of the dogs toys that is played with a lot i the rope, the dogs love to play tug-a-war, plus they like to chew on it. They love water bottles , so we let the dogs play with those.
I like to take the dogs out every 1 or 2 hours or if they ask. If they go potty and once they come back into the house I will give them a treat. With some dogs I will give them a command like sit, or lay down then give them a treat.
I will have a one-time form that I will need filled out, I can send it to you or have it filled out in person.
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