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    samuelward
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    See, when the dog’s a baby, which is approximately about six months (that is an estimated time an average puppy will take to build considerable sense of right or wrong), it is not advisable to leave it alone. And definitely not until at least four months since its birth. Puppies aren’t all that different from Human babies. They require utmost care and training to come out as sensible kids. website

    I’d suggest you employ a servant or something if you are planning to live alone. Because in the initial months when you will have adopted the pup, it will be an explosive pack of fun and chaos and unfortunately, mess. It will spill things, it will dump on random places, it will trip and hurt itself, it will pee where you don’t want it to, it will sneak away food and will still always remain hungry, it will tag you everywhere until you don’t take him for walk….and, you get my point.

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    anita
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    Dear samuelward:

    You said it correctly, “Puppies aren’t all that different from human babies. They require utmost care and training” – I suspect that a few adult dogs I know are very anxious because their owners left them alone and didn’t give them the utmost care when they were puppies. Dogs suffer from some of the same physical and mental ailments as people.

    anita

    #400071
    Helcat
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    Hi Samuelward!

    Generally agree, except for never leaving the dog alone. Training it to be alone and happy for a short period of time is valuable as it prevents separation anxiety. Walking a dog before doing this and giving them a chew toy guarantees good behaviour. Most likely they will happily  fall asleep. A responsible owner will create a safe place for the pup to wait where they can’t get up to any mischief.

    As for toilet training, it depends on the breed. If it is a larger more intelligent breed they can take to toilet training very quickly because their bladders have more room and they have the facility to learn. Also, it is the owners responsibility to learn the dog’s elimination schedule. If the owner is attentive there won’t be a lot of accidents.

    I have the good fortune of knowing a dog walker. Most people that are working away from home  hire one. I have heard of other strategies like taking the dog for a walk before work and if you live quite close going home on your lunch break. Some people put cameras in their home to check on their dog. It should be noted that not everyone works full time.

    #400073
    Helcat
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    Some people give their dog to relatives to mind throughout the day. Flexible ownership is becoming more popular too, where more than one household owns a dog.

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