So my OH's shifts changed a few months ago. He was on 4 days on, 4 days off rotation - 2 day shifts, 2 night shifts. This meant that on his day shifts Stanley went to daycare. So he pretty much went 2 days every week. His shifts have now changed to Monday - Friday and either 7am-3pm. 3pm - 11pm or 11pm - 7am. This has meant a massive reduction in his daycare bill because he's fine to be left for most of those shifts. When OH leaves at 2.45pm I'm in by 5.30pm, nightshifts I'm in, take him for a walk on the morning and he chills in bed or on the couch with OH who takes him for another walk in the afternoon. I still sent him to daycare on the 7-3, more as a treat to be honest because he likes going. But a walk would be sufficient as I walk him on a morning, leave at about 8.45 then people visit him between 11-12 and he gets another walk then OH is home by3.15. He's only been twice in the past month because we also had a weeks annual leave this month. Booked him in - she said they were missing him. I dropped him off yesterday - no issues. Picked him up - no issues. This morning, dropped him off asked if everything was ok yesterday, just being polite really. She said yes and I said oh he's been a bit whiny with OH when I'm not there apparently so just wanted to make sure he's still settling here.. I got the biggest rant EVER about how he's destroying her kitchen and she doesn't trust him. It literally came from nowhere. I knew he'd eaten the pigs ears a little while ago now - but that was it. Apparently he's eaten the handle on her drawers to get to the treats - I asked if she'd seen him and she said no but it was definitely him because who else would it be. And he's damaged her camera she watches them on apparently. I said he doesn't destroy anything generally at home - definitely not furniture, he's never gone for a remote or anything like that. She said yesterday she was watching him on the camera when she nipped out and could see him pacing so she rushed back and put him in the hall as he was definitely up to no good. I asked if he'd done anything but she said no but she doesn't trust him. THEN!!!!!! She said she thinks the reason is because he's not coming enough anymore and he's out of routine - every 3 weeks is unsettling him. All of a sudden the penny dropped.. and I think basically she wants more money out of me. Because she's never mentioned a problem with him before now. So today will be his last day (reluctantly - I'm still debating whether to send someone to go and get him) and I'll decide whether he needs to go for dog walks or not. But to be honest I think I'll find a new dog walker altogether. Sorry for the long rant. I'm so so angry! I know Stanley isn't a perfect dog and can be a bit of a terror - but he's not destructive. And what am I paying £15 a day for if she's leaving him for a few hours anyway?! I'd rather he was left at home where he's happy and safe!