baileyxx wrote:I have had a dog for the last two years of my undergrad. There are many days I'm gone from 8-5 and I have a small (5 lb) chihuahua. While I hate leaving her for long periods of time she does use wee-wee pads while I'm away. I rescued her so it took me a summer to have her get used to the new home. I always try to run home around lunch time to take her out/play for an hour. Fortunately, her favorite thing to do is sleep on the couch. I always find her sleeping when I come home. She's never ruined anything in my apartment and she doesn't really bark. She's pretty independent, which makes taking care of hear really easy.
All in all, she's made me so much happier in UG and I couldn't imagine not having her. I have thought of taking her to class before but I never have. I don't know if I would want to see/hear the prof's reaction. I don't want to be the Elle Woods of my law school. Anyway, if you have good time management and the dog isn't hyper (no jack russel terriers or yorkies) I think you'll be fine.
You are lucky you got a well mannered lazy dog, but not all dogs are like that. A friend of mine has a dog (don't know what kind) that sleeps as soon as he leaves the house.