5 Essential Tips for Leaving a Puppy
Alone During the Day
Leaving a puppy alone during the day is doable, but you have to do it right.
Puppies need much more supervision than adult dogs, which limits you when it comes to leaving them alone.
In fact, young puppies shouldn’t be left alone for longer than two hours at a time!
So remember to take that into consideration. Unfortunately, many of us have to work outside the home.
As much as we’d love to stay home cuddling our puppies all day, someone has to keep food on the table (and dog food in the bowls)!
Today, we’ll talk about leaving a puppy alone during the day, and what you need to do to make it safe and successful!
1. CRATE TRAINING
One of the best things you can do with any dog is crate training, but it’s especially important if you’re leaving puppy alone all day!
2. TIME LIMITS
You can only leave a puppy alone for so long.
3. CHOOSE A GOOD SPOT
If you decide not to go with the crate training route, you’ll want to find a safe room for leaving him at home alone.
4. FOOD AND WATER
You shouldn’t leave food down when leaving a puppy alone.
In general, you want your puppy to be on a feeding schedule. In addition to the importance of keeping them on a schedule, it controls how often they have to defecate.
5. PRACTICE SAFETY
Just like toddlers, puppies get into everything, so when leaving a puppy alone at home, you’ll want to be sure everything is secure before leaving a puppy alone at home for the first time