Can goldendoodles be left alone?

Asked By: Aidan Haag
Date created: Mon, Apr 12, 2021 8:08 PM
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The Goldendoodle is a very social dog who should not live away from his family.

The Goldendoodle can suffer from separation anxiety if left for long periods at a time.

The Goldendoodle may make an excellent companion to people with allergies.

Answered By: Litzy Hintz
Date created: Tue, Apr 13, 2021 10:11 PM

How long can a puppy be left on their own? It depends on their age and whether they are toilet trained but a guideline is no longer than four hours at a time.

Younger puppies (from 8 weeks old) should only be left for 2 hours on their own initially and then gradually build up the duration.


Puppies between 10-12 weeks.

Your dog is getting bigger, but at this age may still be having accidents and cannot be left alone for hours.

Socialization is still something you need to address, and you will need to make sure your puppy is let out to use the washroom or has some place to go inside.


Help your dog stop crying when left alone

  1. Set a reliable daily ROUTINE.
  2. Give regular DAILY exercise.
  3. Leave the TV or radio on when you leave.
  4. Give him a "food puzzle" toy.
  5. Desensitize him to your leaving.
  6. Don't make a big deal about leaving.
  7. Don't make a big deal when you come home.
  8. Crate train.

Many pup parents feel guilty about a few hours spent away from their furbaby, let alone leaving them overnight.

If you take proper precautions ahead of time, though, leaving your pup through the night may be possible.

Here are some tips to keep in mind if you decide to leave your dog alone overnight.


3-6 months: At this point, consider the one hour per month rule.

Three-month-old puppies can wait for three hours, four-month-old puppies for four hours, and so on.

After 6 months: An older puppy, like most adult dogs, has the ability to hold it for up to six hours.


An adult dog can be left alone for up to four to six hours a day, as a very general rule of thumb.

However, this number can vary widely on several factors, such as: Your Dog's Training.


Ideally, adult dogs shouldn't be left alone for more than 4 hours.

There is some wiggle room, provided that your pooch has access to enough food and water, as well as a place to go potty if they need to.

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