How long can a dog be alone at home?
How long is too long when leaving a dog home alone?
|Age of the dog||Time spent alone|
|Puppies||2 hours a day is the limit.|
|Adult dogs (over 18 months)||Can be left alone 4 – 6 hours a day.|
|Elderly dog||Can be left alone 2 – 6 hours.|
Puppies under six months of age shouldn't stay in a crate for more than three or four hours at a time.
They can't control their bladders and bowels for that long.
The same goes for adult dogs being housetrained.
Physically, an older dog can hold it, but they don't know they're supposed to.
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