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Leaving dogs alone? How long?
I would love to get some opinions, on my situation. I've been getting a dog sitter to come to my house, on the days I work. My pups are never left alone for more than 5 hrs., without bringing the sitter in. If I work an extra long day, she's stayed up to 5 hrs! You can image the money I am shelling out weekly! I'm told I am crazy and the pups are fine alone. I know the Havanese are bred for companionship. So, how many hrs do you feel the dogs can be left alone? I know a lot of you work from home or don't leave your Hav's alone for long periods, but what do you feel is ok? Keep in mind, my 3 guys have the run of the house, a doggy door, locked fenced in yard, TV, toys, dog beds, food, water and each other. None of my guys have separation anxiety either. When I get home, it seems like they've been sleeping the entire time, as they are yawning and stretching! I also take them for an off leash 45min-hr walk daily.
Thanks for your help!