How long should dogs be left home alone?

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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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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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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 โ€“ 6 hours a day.
Elderly dogCan be left alone 2 โ€“ 6 hours.
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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.

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It is always recommended to have friends, family or a pet sitter watch your Poodle if you will be gone longer than the average work day (8-9 hours). While a Poodle can survive alone overnight, if given enough water and food, this can be very stressful for the dog.
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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.

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In regard to safety factors, as long as the environment is warm and safe and enough food and water is supplied, a healthy Chihuahua can be okay alone for up to 9 or 10 hours.

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A well-trained full-grown Rottweiler can be left alone for up to 6 hours. After that, they will grow restless as their needs like going to the bathroom, eating, exercising, and drinking water becomes direr.
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