I have a 20-month-old son, and I take him to some class or the other in the mornings. On Mondays, I would need help with my sweet Maltese poodle for 2 hours, Tuesday 2. 5 hours, Wednesday 4 hours, Thursday actually not needed, and Friday 2. 5-3 hours. My dog is a rescue, he was thrown out of a car on the side of a road and was never allowed inside a house - he had apparently been kept in a kennel with other dogs and he had fleas/was totally matted when they found him. He is very very gentle, but he has SEVERE separation anxiety. We just need someone to be with him - he loves a lap more than anything else. He also likes to play in the dog park, but he's not a big fan of walks.