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A woman has requested a labrador puppy from my pregnant bitch, but:
She works and the dog she has not is kenneled through the day
She has a 6 yr old son


Im not sure what to do, my instincts say no, but i dont know what tosay to her...
 
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If your instincts are telling you not to, then I would go with that, as your instincts are usually right.
 

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it would have to be a big no, puppies need a lot care, if she is not wiling to take time off work then no, and i would not like my dogs to be in kennels
 

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I work and have a 9 and 6 year old. Daisy is not pput in a kennel during the day, so I wouldn't automatically say no.
It does however, mean lots of questioning about what provisions she would have in place, as mentioned puppies need lots of care initially. Would she crate train (IMO essential with young kids around) etc etc.

My OH and I both work full time, however he does shift work so is around alot in the day, and when we are both out for long periods we have our nanny stop in to check on Daisy, take her out for a wee or walk etc

If she can't answer these questions to your satisfaction, then of course say no. But... I would have thought it is worth investigating a bit more rather than saying no straight off the bat.

Umtimately you need to make sure the pup will be well looked after to your satisfaction so if you are very unhappy about it then just say no. I had a breeder say no to us when we were searching, and I respected her decision.
 
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A woman has requested a labrador puppy from my pregnant bitch, but:
She works and the dog she has not is kenneled through the day
She has a 6 yr old son

Im not sure what to do, my instincts say no, but i dont know what tosay to her...
think you need to ask a few more questions personally before dismissing! For example what arrangements are in place for the other dog, what about the child! who takes care of him after school and during holidays etc! Maybe there are grandparents involved! Have you seen the other dog? how well looked after is that~? etc etc! you could be turning down a perfectly good home and that would be a shame!
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