Can you leave a golden retriever home alone?
Just because your pooch doesn't chew your shoes while you're gone, it doesn't mean you can leave them alone for days.
Dog breeds that can be left alone for long periods include Labrador and Golden Retriever, Beagle, Peekapoo, or Shiba Inu.
Help your dog stop crying when left alone
- Set a reliable daily ROUTINE.
- Give regular DAILY exercise.
- Leave the TV or radio on when you leave.
- Give him a "food puzzle" toy.
- Desensitize him to your leaving.
- Don't make a big deal about leaving.
- Don't make a big deal when you come home.
- Crate train.
What you need to know that your puppy should never leave its mother and litter mates before they are at least 8 weeks of age.
It frustrates me to read a behaviour related question, to then find out that the dog was allowed to be removed from the mother and siblings before the age of 8 or 9 weeks old.
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.
Males are 23 to 24 inches tall and weigh 65 to 75 pounds.
Females are generally 21.5 to 22.5 inches tall and 55 to 65 pounds.
Golden Retrievers usually reach their full height by one year of age, and their mature weight by two.
Before you bring your puppy home, be sure you have the following supplies:
- Premium pet food to get your new puppy off to a good start.
- Stainless steel, non-tip food and water bowls.
- Identification tags with your puppy's name, your name and phone number, and your veterinarian's name and phone number.