How to train my dog to be home alone?

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Training your dog to be left alone

  1. Begin by encouraging your dog to go to their bed and stay there for a short while with you present…
  2. Ask your dog to stay, while you move away…
  3. Continue this routine, moving progressively further away and for longer periods of time.
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Training your dog to be left alone

  1. Begin by encouraging your dog to go to their bed and stay there for a short while with you present…
  2. Ask your dog to stay, while you move away…
  3. Continue this routine, moving progressively further away and for longer periods of time.
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Teaching Alone Time.

Begin by closing your puppy in the confinement area with a chew toy or other constructive activity, then quietly walk out of the room.

Return immediately and reward him with praise and a treat.

Repeat the process, slowly increasing how long you're away each time.

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Teaching Alone Time.

Begin by closing your puppy in the confinement area with a chew toy or other constructive activity, then quietly walk out of the room.

Return immediately and reward him with praise and a treat.

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Training your dog to be left alone

  1. Begin by encouraging your dog to go to their bed and stay there for a short while with you present…
  2. Ask your dog to stay, while you move away…
  3. Continue this routine, moving progressively further away and for longer periods of time.
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Teaching Alone Time.

Begin by closing your puppy in the confinement area with a chew toy or other constructive activity, then quietly walk out of the room.

Return immediately and reward him with praise and a treat.

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Unfortunately, the toy poodle can become overly dependent on your presence and develop severe separation anxiety if left alone for long periods of time. Sometimes, this results in negative behaviors like having accidents in the house.
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Yes, Dogs Get Lonely.

Dogs are social animals and should have the opportunity to interact with people at least several times a day, and with other Dogs on occasion, if this is something they enjoy.

It's even more important to not leave puppies home alone all day.

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