Wow, thank you so much for all the advice and encouragement! It’s great to hear that 10 days could turn out to be too long - I had wondered whether it might be. I can see how it could be unfair to let the hound get used to having me around so much, and then go back to nearly full-time work. I’ll adjust this plan and take a little less time off. And yes, the name will be Luca or Nora, depending on sex Thanks again, everyone.
Hi all, New 'round these parts; please do advise if this post would be better suited to another section. I also apologise if this has been asked a thousand times before - my searches haven't turned up any specific discussion but that doesn't mean it's not there! We're preparing to adopt our first hound. I plan to take some time off to help with settling, so we'll have some time to take things very slow with all the new experiences, and so that alone training can be done in stages. I'm hoping that ten days might be long enough to do this? I know that every dog is different and the pla