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

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
What Does Your Dog Do When You're Not Home?
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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?
Yes, a little one!
Yes - it is huge!
Yes. It is average size.
No, just a terrace

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Where did your dog come from?
Rescue
Breeder buddy of mine
Fancy breeder
Gift

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How often do you work from home, or take your dog to work?
I work from home once a week.
Unfortunately I can't take them with me to work, or work from home.
They come with me some of the time.
I take them to the office once a week.

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What kind of dog do you have?
Pug
Labrador
Collie
Shiba Inu

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Do you have any other pets?
Yes, a cat
Yes, another dog
No
Yes, a bird

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Who walks the dog in the middle of the day?
Walker
Housekeeper
Neighbor
They don't get a midday walk.

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What sort of neighborhood do you live in?
'Burbs
Small town where everyone knows everyone!
Countryside
City

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Is your dog microchipped?
I think so.
Yes, and they have GPS on their collar!
Of course!
I don't think so.

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How smart do you think your dog is?
Average
Smart
Scarily smart
Honestly, pretty dumb

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Where does your dog sleep?
In my room
In their bed in a little room just for them
In their bed in the study
In their bed in my room

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What game does your dog like to play with you the most?
Whatever I want!
Playing with a balloon until it pops, then blowing up another one!
Finding various objects and bringing them to me
Snuggles, mostly

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Does your dog believe it is a lap dog?
It doesn't believe - it is.
Yes, my dog is super needy.
Not really
Only sometimes

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Does your dog have any neuroses?
They have some separation anxiety, but we have done a lot of work on it.
They really hate this particular dog that lives nearby.
They really hate electric fences on local farms.
They are upset when I cook. I think it's the smoke.

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What is your dog afraid of?
Being ignored
Rival dogs
Not much
Thunder

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If your dog could have a superpower, what superpower do you think they'd like?
Infinite stomach capacity
Super-strength
Speech
Flexibility

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What has your dog done that impressed you?
Learned that furniture is not food
Growled at someone who hadn't done anything yet - but then was validated when that person was a creep!
Understood the difference between "big red ball" and "small blue ball"
Nothing. My dog is dumb as heck. I love 'em, but they are dumb.

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How old is your dog?
9
6
4
11

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How friendly are you with your neighbors?
I know them, but we are not friends.
I know and really like many of them.
I know a few of them but only a couple are friends.
I don't know them.

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Where do you walk your dog?
Huge park near my house
Public lands near my house
Farms near my house where I know the landowners
Little park near my house

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How healthy do you think your dog is?
Not very
Mostly
Very
They are a little fat but otherwise fine.

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Some dogs are lazier than others. Is yours?
They're pretty lazy.
They are super intense and then lazy, in alternating bursts.
They are not lazy.
My dog is basically a potato, they are so lazy.

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Does your dog generally like other dogs?
They don't feel strongly.
They have a doggie BFF down the lane, and a girl/boyfriend in town.
They have some buddies at the dog park, but also some enemies, and some dogs they ignore.
They don't know a lot of other dogs, but they seem to get on.

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If you tell your dog not to do something while you are out, what are the odds they will do it?
Over 80%
50/50
They won't do it. They'll do something else instead.
They used to do it a lot but now they don't seem to want to.

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Do you ensure that your dog has proper training and boundaries?
Enough to keep them safe
Yes, I work at this.
I try very hard. It is very bad for dogs not to have this.
I don't know how!

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Has your dog ever traveled with you?
We have taken a day trip.
We went to the mountains!
We went to the beach!
My dog has never traveled.

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As far as you can tell, what is your dog's secret fantasy?
More treats!
To defend the house from a burglar and thus get all the praise
I think it is to learn to read.
Honestly, it's snuggles all the way down.

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Does your dog have a particular party trick?
They shake hands.
They can kick a ball!
They can open doors. I kid you not.
They are not smart enough for that.

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Could your dog complete the Iditarod (a thousand-mile race across Alaska in the winter)?
I doubt it.
Yes
Probably!
LOL no

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If you moved house, what would your dog request that your new house have?
Enough space to have another dog.
I think they love it just as it is.
More secret doggie doors
More outdoor space

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Are there always people around your house during the day?
Sometimes!
Not all the time, but there are enough people coming in and out to keep my dog entertained and stimulated.
Usually, yes.
Not really

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