Dogs are pack animals an so am I - a pack of 2 - me and your dog. I'm home 22 hours a day - go to the gym in the morning, then work at home the rest of the day. My beloved dog recently died, and let me tell you, he was NEEDY. 5 walks a day, and needed a lot of attention. He trained me to be that pack leader. I love everything about taking care of a dogs.