What Does Your Dog Do When You're Not Home?

Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

We all know that our dogs miss us when we go away - they make this abundantly clear when we come home. However, they can't just pine all day. After all, dogs are social animals, which is why we dog owners go to such lengths to make sure that they have what they need while we cannot be with them.

Of course, if you are a farmer, gardener, someone working with horses or otherwise an outdoor sort of person, it's likely your dog doesn't get a lot of time alone, because you're blessed to have a life that is set up for your pooch to accompany you most of the time. Likewise, if you're a freelancer or able to work from home sometimes, your dog enjoys your company often. This is pretty much as good as it gets for a dog. Still, sometimes you have to be away, and it's important to make sure your dog has stimulation and company in this time. A second dog is ideal, as is having a neighbor, housekeeper or dog-walker who comes by and ensures the dog gets companionship and exercise. A cat or another pet can also be a great option, and it's also vital to ensure your dog has water, plenty of space and toys.

Assuming they have all of these things, what do they do with them? It's time to delve into your dog's secret life, and find out!

Do you have a garden?

Where did your dog come from?

How often do you work from home, or take your dog to work?

What kind of dog do you have?

Do you have any other pets?

Who walks the dog in the middle of the day?

What sort of neighborhood do you live in?

Is your dog microchipped?

How smart do you think your dog is?

Where does your dog sleep?

What game does your dog like to play with you the most?

Does your dog believe it is a lap dog?

Does your dog have any neuroses?

What is your dog afraid of?

If your dog could have a superpower, what superpower do you think they'd like?

What has your dog done that impressed you?

How old is your dog?

How friendly are you with your neighbors?

Where do you walk your dog?

How healthy do you think your dog is?

Some dogs are lazier than others. Is yours?

Does your dog generally like other dogs?

If you tell your dog not to do something while you are out, what are the odds they will do it?

Do you ensure that your dog has proper training and boundaries?

Has your dog ever traveled with you?

As far as you can tell, what is your dog's secret fantasy?

Does your dog have a particular party trick?

Could your dog complete the Iditarod (a thousand-mile race across Alaska in the winter)?

If you moved house, what would your dog request that your new house have?

Are there always people around your house during the day?

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