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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-21-2020, 04:50 PM
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Our dogs are rarely left at home more than a few hours. Before retiring I did work 12 hr night shift. There were times they had to be left alone if my husband was not home. I always put wee wee pads down for Truffles. Scout would always wait for me to come home and let him outside. It probably helped that they had each others company. When they were puppies we never left them alone more than 1-2 hours.

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When I brought Bailey home, she got used to me leaving for about 4-6 hours a day while being left at home. My mom would come over to check on her, let her out for a pee, and feed her her lunch while I was gone, so it broke up the day nicely for her. I had a baby camera on her and she would settle after a couple minutes of being left, and would just sleep while I was gone. This worked really well with her.

With quarantine, now I go to class for 3 hours at a time, in my room, so I don't really leave her. When I work, I'm gone for about 8-9 hours, but now I live with my mom and sister, so they are home with Bailey so she is never ever alone. She greets me vigorously when I come home.

So right now she's not really left alone. We will probably have to start training her again if things go back to normal. But what worked well for us was xpen training, crate-training, and a consistent routine so she knows that people come back.
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