Is it ok to leave puppy alone at home?

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House Training. First, teach your dog that being home alone is okay.

Every dog should be able to stay on his own all day without falling apart emotionally or becoming destructive.

From the time you first get him, whether he's a puppy or an adult, practice leaving him alone.

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

Puppies younger than 14 weeks of age are in a sensitive socialization period and benefit from lots of social interaction.

They should be in the company of their family for significantly more time than an adult dog.

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Generally, puppies can hold it for one hour per every month of age (so a three-month-old puppy can wait three hours to pee).

Here are common time limits for puppies of different ages: You might start crate training at this age, but you can't leave a young puppy in a crate for long periods; he'll wet his bed (a lot!)

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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.

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The reason for this is to make sure that your puppy settles in well, and that you can start training him to be home alone at short intervals.

Puppies need up to 18 hours of sleep per day, so leaving them alone for an hour or two at a time should not be too difficult.

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Reward quiet behaviour with calm praise and perhaps a treat such as a piece of dog food.

Start leaving your puppy alone.

At first, just a few minutes at a time and then gradually increase it.

Limit your attention when you are home so it isn't such a shock when you leave.

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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.

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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.

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