Our life has calmed down enough that we are considering adding a dog to our family. I always had dogs growing up so I feel like I’m really overthinking this, but I’m concerned that we are out of the house too often on the weekends and the dog would be lonely, especially in the summer when we spend the entire day at the (not dog friendly) pool almost every Friday, Sat and Sunday. If you have a dog, how do you handle those long days when no one is home? I’m not worried about the week bc even though our kids are in school and we are at work, our nanny is there at least half the day. Are dogs ok just to hang out at home solo for the day once they are past the puppy stage? How do you handle?