Big G - Mine was very close. I took home a shaking GSD for the day (and almost kept him ) but it was just the love i needed to give to see Boyska in his cage. He stole my heart in the first 10 minutes of seeing him
Big_g - what does being a registered dog walker entail ? ,can you pitch up when you want ? I like the sound of 'borrowing' a dog now & then for a long walk but couldn't commit to timings etc.
When I was registered - you signed up and then could go whenever you wanted during their opening hours. Weekends were the most popular but I always had my "favourites" to walk. I used to do it during my lunch hour if i worked from home. I also used to bring them to my home for the day so that they'd get a little bit of peace and quiet from the constant noise in the kennels. The kennels encouraged this with some of the more fragile dogs.
Benign - have you looked at getting a sleep app to see if that helps or what you're drinking before bed? Normally after a hard session i'll have a relaxing hot shower and that will help me a lot. Additionally I try to also make sure that I ear something soothing and non spicy (e.g. a homemade soup).