I have a 2 year old, female rottweiler, and I will be attending medical school in the fall. So far the schedule seems pretty intense, my classes will usually run from 8am-5pm and i'm not sure if my dog will be okay at home alone for that long, also whats going to happen once i start rotation. Can i get all my rotations near home or do people usually have to leave to other areas? Does anyone know of anyone who has had to cope with a problem similar to the one i will soon encounter and know how that person dealt with it? Thanks!