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My Rocky is 4 1/2 months. He is left alone Monday through Friday while we work. On Monday and Wednesday, he is there from 10 - 3:00 and on the other days, he is alone from 9:00 to anywhere from 5:00 to 7:00. I go home on those days during lunch to take him out and feed him and play for a few minutes and then it's back to work for me. We have been doing this since we got him at 7 weeks. He stays in an exercise pen while we are gone. He has his bed, toys, pee pad, and water dish. Very seldom does he use the pee pad, but it's there just in case.
When I go home at lunch and it's time for me to leave, I say "Mommy has to go back to work now" and he goes to his pen.
I'm sure there are some who will disagree with me, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with leaving a dog (even a Havanese) alone. Mine is thriving in all ways - In fact, we spent 8 hours at a ball field with him this past Sunday and there were several dogs there. Mine was the best behaved of all of them and the most social. I truly believe it's what they get used to.
I think keeping yours at home and have a walker come in would be better than boarding her. Just my opinion.