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    Default Do You Leave Your Puppy/doggy Home Alone While Your at Work???

    As the title states...

    Do you leave your puppy/doggy home alone when your at work or have to leave for long periods of time?

    If so how do you ensure that your puppy will be safe and not too bored?

    Any other tips would be appreciated!

    TIA!

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    I'm sorry Amy, I'm not a lot of help as I strongly believe that if ppl are working it isn't possibly the best time to get a puppy.

    Unless of course you work part-time hours per day or something...

    My only suggestions would be to make sure the puppy has toys to play with, such as Kong filled with treats to get out etc, balls to roll with, or maybe someone who can visit to check on puppy and spend some time with him/her.

    Hope others can help you. Cheers.

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    yep, i have and do

    I got my first dog when i was working 40 hours a week, kept lots of toys and bones and he was fine.

    I now can be away from the house for 24 hours or more, dogs are used to it and cope fine

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    I was/am with Rocky most of the day, but when he does get left alone he is in a confined area with water, a place to go to the toilet, and a few toys. I prefer that he be free to go whereever he wants, but he's too young and irresponsible, I wouldnt feel comfortable if I wasnt there to keep an eye on him.

    So basically, a confined area with plenty of things to keep them occupied

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    Yes. I have two dogs and they keep each other amused. They are inside during the day and only have access to the lounge, kitchen and bathroom at all times. We "puppy-proof" the house like you would with a baby - all cords put away, nothing chewable on the floor, etc.

    We're pretty lucky in that my husband is a sales rep and is based from home, not the office, so he gets home at about 4pm most days (or sometimes lunch time - lucky!)

    The dogs have tons of toys, and occassionally get their kongs. We used to give them a treat ball but had to stop that because Charlie started putting on weight...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    I'm sorry Amy, I'm not a lot of help as I strongly believe that if ppl are working it isn't possibly the best time to get a puppy.

    Unless of course you work part-time hours per day or something...

    My only suggestions would be to make sure the puppy has toys to play with, such as Kong filled with treats to get out etc, balls to roll with, or maybe someone who can visit to check on puppy and spend some time with him/her.

    Hope others can help you. Cheers.
    I work full-time hours and so does my fiance but we will be able to work it so that our puppy is never home alone for more than a few hours. I couldn't get a puppy if I knew I had to leave it home alone for 8-10 hours a day!

    Quote Originally Posted by Terrorbull View Post
    yep, i have and do

    I got my first dog when i was working 40 hours a week, kept lots of toys and bones and he was fine.

    I now can be away from the house for 24 hours or more, dogs are used to it and cope fine
    At what age can puppy's have bones? Will def make sure our puppy has lots of toys to keep him/her occupied!

    Quote Originally Posted by RockyRidge View Post
    I was/am with Rocky most of the day, but when he does get left alone he is in a confined area with water, a place to go to the toilet, and a few toys. I prefer that he be free to go whereever he wants, but he's too young and irresponsible, I wouldnt feel comfortable if I wasnt there to keep an eye on him.

    So basically, a confined area with plenty of things to keep them occupied
    Do you mean like a puppy play pen until they get a bit older? I do want to get one of those for inside but guess I could use it outside too!

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    Batty is left alone for a max of 3 hours at the moment, except when he's sleeping. He's crated while I'm out because he causes too much trouble and no matter how much puppy proofing I do it never seems to be enough!

    Sometimes Hubby stays home with him and other times Batty comes to work with me. Depends on how long my day is going to be.

    ETA: C&B's Mum: I don't know what you feed, but if you feed kibble couldn't you put their breakfast in the treat ball for them to work at?
    Last edited by Angela's Gone Batty; 01-25-2010 at 07:49 PM.

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    Our puppy spends about 7 hours outside and is fine. I take her for a walk in the morning which means she is tired. I make sure she had lots of different types of toys and swap them so she has different toys. She has a wadding pool filled up with water and I put a rawhide bone in her kennel. I also make puppy popsicles which is treats or carob buds or chicken necks frozen in a diluted vegemite water. She loves those!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Batty is left alone for a max of 3 hours at the moment, except when he's sleeping. He's crated while I'm out because he causes too much trouble and no matter how much puppy proofing I do it never seems to be enough!

    Sometimes Hubby stays home with him and other times Batty comes to work with me. Depends on how long my day is going to be.

    ETA: C&B's Mum: I don't know what you feed, but if you feed kibble couldn't you put their breakfast in the treat ball for them to work at?
    What do you mean by 'crated'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Do you mean like a puppy play pen until they get a bit older? I do want to get one of those for inside but guess I could use it outside too!
    Yeah, for inside I was talking about a play pen kind of thing. If youre talking about outside, I have also have a kennel run which is bascially an enclosed fence (an outdoor, larger version of a play pen).

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