Dog lovers

I love dogs abs they make me constantly happy. I got a Covid dog with my girlfriend but he stays at her parents house. Moving into a new place in August and really want to get another dog but worried that I won't be able to see it during my 2023 IB internship and then when I start full time.

To the fellow dog lovers here: what kind of dog is your best furry friend and how do you manage to have/enjoy time with/ take care of them while working a lot?

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May 15, 2022 - 2:17pm
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:
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I love dogs abs they make me constantly happy.

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May 15, 2022 - 2:25pm
Arroz con Pollo, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If you truly love dogs, you won't get one while working in banking. I work a 9-5 (give or take) and would feel bad about owning a dog. A dog should be an extension of your family. Would you let a nanny spend all day with your child? Some would, and those are people I fundamentally disagree with.

My brother has a dog, and my parents drive 4 hours a day like twice a week to pick it up and bring it to their house because he's busy. It works because they have the time.

If you are unable to spend constant time with the dog, do not get it. A dog deserves more than you paying someone to walk it twice a day.

May 16, 2022 - 12:22pm
PeRmAnEnTiNtErN, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Literally you could volunteer at animal shelters and get a lot of the same interaction rather than getting a dog and being a bad owner.Β  I could never fathom getting a dog 1. while working IB and 2. while living in an apartment.Β Β 

May 16, 2022 - 4:08pm
Pierogi Equities, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I see so many people getting dogs where I live but their apartments are small, and these are big dogs too. To me that's just inhumane to act like that, what kind of existence is that for the dog

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May 16, 2022 - 7:41pm
niubao88, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If you love dogs like you claim to then maybe you should consider their quality of life as well rather than thinking of them as things that exist solely for the purpose of making you happy

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May 16, 2022 - 10:12pm
AnonymousGoon, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You will not have time to properly care for a dog. If you really want to live with a dog, I'd just try to find a roommate who already has a dog and is responsible for it. That way, you can play with it when you want, but don't have any obligation to take care of it during the limited free time you will have

May 16, 2022 - 11:25pm
maestro_, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Only get a dog if your family is willing to pay for it to go to doggy day care all day. Most dogs have fun at doggy day care. It is sort of like sending your kid to a school that just has recess.Β 

May 17, 2022 - 12:36am
thatsnachocheese, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The idea of having a dog as an analyst is nuts to me. Not fair to the dog IMO. I am a PE principal in a non-NYC city and just got a dog last year. Yellow lab, absolute legend, but a LOT of energy as she's a working dog and is built to be out in the field flushing birds. I work 40hrs/week in office plus probably another 20-25/week working remotely and it's barely manageable. Take the hound out in the morning and 2x in evening (after I get home then again before bed) plus we have a dog walker that comes 2x during the day to give the pup her exercise. Wrecked my morning workout routine and dog walkers are expensive but she's (the dog) hands down worth it. Best friends, etc.

Bottom line: I wouldn't recommend getting a dog as an analyst if you're in a city like NYC and/or working all the time. Unfair to everyone involved.

May 18, 2022 - 4:53pm
aspiringcoolperson, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Don't do it until you have control over your schedule and the money to spend on either day care or walker(s). Also consider the additional costs that are involved - it's not just food and treats. It's the daycare/walks, grooming, vet visits, and pet sitters. Unless you have friends or family who's willing to watch the dog, you can't just as easily take off for a weekend trip or stay overnight somewhere. They're a lot of responsibility, which is fine when you're in the right spot in your life. Just def not as an IB analyst. Maybe just like…volunteer at a shelter or be a dog sitter once in a while.Β 

May 18, 2022 - 5:47pm
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