I recently got puggy pup around 4-5 months. owner was gonna give him to the pound so i decided to take him. I am a full time dental student so i can be gone from the house up to 8 hours maybe even a little more on some days. I have been crating him for now but coming in during lunch (which is getting harder to do when i have patients coming in). He handles the crate well but Ive been reading that its not good to leave them in for more than 6 hours. Ive been debating putting in a doggy door but after having my sister dog sit for me a few days its starting to seem like he likes the outdoors more than being indoors which im not a fan of cause i dont want him being outside all day.
Anyway i just need some advice, im a pretty new dog owner so any tips would help thanks.
oh and incase this info is good he has been excellent at not going to the bathroom in the house.
I was also thinking of maybing setting up a bigger caged in area where he can have his bed and put puppy pads, however i dont wanna be doing that long term because my house will stink even more and i dont wanna be consistently buying pads. however if you more experienced owners think thats a better idea i'd be willing to consider it.