How long can you leave a dog alone at home?

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How long is too long when leaving a dog home alone?

Age of the dogTime spent alone
Puppies2 hours a day is the limit.
Adult dogs (over 18 months)Can be left alone 4 – 6 hours a day.
Elderly dogCan be left alone 2 – 6 hours.
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How long is too long when leaving a dog home alone?

Age of the dogTime spent alone
Puppies2 hours a day is the limit.
Adult dogs (over 18 months)Can be left alone 4 – 6 hours a day.
Elderly dogCan be left alone 2 – 6 hours.
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3 month old puppies can wait for 3 hours, 4 month old puppies for 4 hours, and so on.

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

If you don't have a dog door, be sure to pop home at lunch or get your pet sitter to pay a visit if you're unable to do so.

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This can mean they can get stressed when you leave.

Dogs are also more reliant on you because they need to be let out.

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

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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.

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How long is too long when leaving a dog home alone?

Age of the dogTime spent alone
Puppies2 hours a day is the limit.
Adult dogs (over 18 months)Can be left alone 4 – 6 hours a day.
Elderly dogCan be left alone 2 – 6 hours.
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With regard to companionship, it suggests that dogs should not be left alone for more than four hours a day depending on their age. However the survey revealed that 23% of respondents left their dog alone for more than five hours a day on a typical weekday.
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The Havanese doesn't like to be alone, and would not be a good choice if you're going to be away often.

He will likely suffer some amount of separation anxiety.

That's not to say that you should never leave him alone.

It would be good for him to adjust to a little alone time early, so that he can tolerate it later.

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