Hi I just wondered who works and owns a dog and what your arrangements are while you are working. We are getting a pug puppy on 18th July and, as I work in a school, the pup will be 15½ weeks old when I start back at work in September. I work three mornings a week and my plan is to set up the playpen in the kitchen (this is the coolest and most wipeable room in the house) with a crate (door open), puppy pad, safe toys and some water. This set up would only be used when I am out of the house but I plan to use the crate (closed) at bedtimes. I would love to hear what other people do, or of course any suggestions.