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How Many Hours A Day Is Your Dog Left Alone?

Post by Steve on Tue Jan 04 2011, 19:09

How Many Hours A Day Is Your Dog Left Alone?


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Re: How Many Hours A Day Is Your Dog Left Alone?

Post by janey on Tue Jan 04 2011, 19:27

Be interested to see others answers as I've started a new job and my dog sitter/mum is going to have to cut the time she spends with her.

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Re: How Many Hours A Day Is Your Dog Left Alone?

Post by Guest on Tue Jan 04 2011, 19:29

Less than two hours, generally. Very occasionally it might be three hours, but not often. But then I'm lucky - I can take Dempsey to work with me.

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Re: How Many Hours A Day Is Your Dog Left Alone?

Post by Guest on Tue Jan 04 2011, 19:54

Now that I'm back at uni, on a Tuesday, I will be leaving the house at 8.30, coming back to walk and feed and play with Charlie about 11.30 after my lecture. I'll have to leave again at about 1 for a seminar, then my sister will be here about about 3 to pick up my kids. On a Friday, I'll be leaving at 9, back at about 11.30 again, then I'll be leaving again at 1 and my sister will be here again at about 3. So even though I've put 4-6 hours on the poll, it's less than that - didn't think it through properly!!

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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 04 2011, 20:44

Well technically she wont be left at all while i work as my salon is in the front section of my house... BUT she will be in her crate on and off during the day while i do clients. I am lucky that i can left her out every hour or so and have a wee and a play and then go onto the next client.
most cant wait to see her and they want her to sit in the salon... that wont be happening lol

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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 04 2011, 21:04

My hubby works in the day and i work in the evenings so unless i have to go shopping or to the rescue centre or whatever they dont really get left......so i clicked less than 2 hours x

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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 04 2011, 21:51

normally around 1to2 hours but the longest was 3 which i felt guilty about but memphis isnt bothered in the slightest he just takes it as his que to have a kip lol

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Post by Guest on Wed Jan 05 2011, 08:31

Deao comes to work with me so never gets left, Rocco and Dixie get left for about 20mins in the morning and that's it.

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Re: How Many Hours A Day Is Your Dog Left Alone?

Post by Tys mummy on Wed Jan 05 2011, 13:13

I leave ty at 8.00am then my mum gets him out at about 9am then puts him back in his crate at 10.30 but then the o/h will come at about 11.30 for walks and fun he will then go back in at about 1.30 and is then let out around 3pm for the rest of the day then so how ever long that is lol!!!!!! He doesnt mind going in his crate he just sleeps or chews on his kong. I do feel mean though when I have to leave him at 8 bacause I dont see him again till about 5ish good job I have my mother and the o/h to keep him entertained while I am at work.

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Post by piggy on Wed Jan 05 2011, 18:26

I don't work as such so I'm the dog man around the farm and look after them all when everyone else is a t work... I am dog sitting this coming week end for someone...their dog doesn't generally like men but gets on great with me it's also very lucrative....

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Post by gem on Wed Jan 05 2011, 20:39

Im very lucky that I have work days at home and do work silly times as does my hubby and son so the dogs are rarely left on there own, when im pottering about with the horses they can be with me or choose the indoors its up to them Smile

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Re: How Many Hours A Day Is Your Dog Left Alone?

Post by Guest on Wed Jan 05 2011, 21:40

Less than 2 normally. I live in a madhouse and there is always people coming and going. But left him longer over xmas and new year when we all went out partying and he was as good as gold.

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Post by Hayley109 on Mon Jan 10 2011, 15:22

Im currently getting Logan used to being left on his own for approx 4 hours. I take him to work with me in the morning at 8am and then we go home for lunch just before 12. I leave him him the dining room at 1pm, nip home at 3 for toilet break and then i'm home for good about 4.30-5.00.
Cant wait ill Summer when we can get him used to his shiney new kennel in the garden and he can sunbathe all afternoon!!

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Re: How Many Hours A Day Is Your Dog Left Alone?

Post by scott on Tue Jan 11 2011, 18:10

well i leve for work about half six,and the o/h leves at half 7,and then the <dog sitter> coms down about 12ish and stays till about 2ish,then the o/h gets home for about half 5.........and i normaly get in about 6....

its kind of a long time but cos its broking up over the full day,so i like to think they dont mind that..

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Re: How Many Hours A Day Is Your Dog Left Alone?

Post by lolalollypop on Wed Jan 12 2011, 22:09

about 2 hours at the most untill work picks up nearer to summer then jades gone about 2 hours in the morning then 2 in afternoon but lolas and esmes crate next to each other and lateley she gets in esmes with her in a evening to sleep they in together now sleeping doors open but the flat out thanks to a lengthy walk lol

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Re: How Many Hours A Day Is Your Dog Left Alone?

Post by Bezial on Sun Jan 23 2011, 03:32

Our boy comes with us everywhere and is never left alone. If we go into the 'garden' (read 4 acres...) he stays at the house, but we are on the property and he can come with us if he wants (he just wants to stay and guard his 'property'). Whenever we go to town, to the city, go ANYWHERE he is with us or our daughters (if we go interstate) so he never gets left on his own.

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Re: How Many Hours A Day Is Your Dog Left Alone?

Post by Guest on Tue Jul 05 2011, 15:50

sorry to uproot an old thread... a lot of people on here say their dog goes into "the crate" for a while and then comes out when they get home or what ever.... forgive me if I'm being naive, what exactly are these crates? are they cages where the dog sleeps? my dog is in the yard when I go out? are these people who live in apartments who have the crates? I'm not judging, just interested.

back to the topic at hand:
I am a relief teacher and also work at a before and after school care job, so sometimes (maybe once or twice a week) i may have to leave my boy for 8 hours in the yard... I always make sure he has his treat ball and an assortment of toys to play with and sometimes a bone, but i hate leaving him alone! if im working at a school close by I'll drop home to see him at lunch!

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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 05 2011, 16:00

Like this.............

http://www.amazon.co.uk/door-economy-dog-cage-Q48/dp/B0010YW6QQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1309877844&sr=8-5

I wouldn't leave a puppy alone in a yard, to be honest - just my own personal opinion & not criticizing you. Here in the UK the weather wouldn't be good enough for that & there are too many things a pup can injure itself on. For dogs like mine (a serial chewer as a pup and young dog) crates are a godsend!

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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 05 2011, 16:40

fair enough.
we dont give him free run of the entire yard, theres a sectioned off area under the veranda that is about 2m X 5m where he is free to roam with his kennel and other bed and toys, he's not big enough to be in the whole yard yet because our fences have wider gaps than his shoulders at the moment! wont take long though before he can't squeeze through anymore!

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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 05 2011, 21:15

The longest we've left her was 4 hours but normally it's around 2 or so.

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Post by emily on Fri Jul 08 2011, 14:18

Gus and Kelly are usually alone less than 2 hours,if not at all. Sometimes 3 hours on certain occasions.

With Maybel now,everyone is usually home so we can spend time with her,train her etc. Tongues

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Post by piggy on Sun Nov 20 2011, 22:08

We have now had two dogs that sleep crated, around 11pm they start to get ready for bed , first wanting a wee then running into the crate for the last biscuit of the day...during the day the crate is shut and not used instead she has a dog bed ...for us this works well we know she aint padding round the house, she only objected once and not sure what set her off, but since them we all have a good nights sleep

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Post by Guest on Sun Nov 20 2011, 22:41

cant vote on this cos our dogs are never left alone unless you count night time while we're asleep doh left lemmy once for 20 minutes between me leaving and pete arriving home and the skirting board no needs to be replaced. untill he stops things like this when we turn our backs i am not leaving him. imagine him teaching lottie this bad habit jes i would have no house left

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Post by eskidavies on Sun Nov 20 2011, 23:53

i clicked less than 2 as my oh is there most of the day,but if we go out at the weekend she is left for longer,she is very good and has never wrecked anything,the back door is open when were out for the day also,i have tidy fences between neighbours and our house ,also theres no back gate as we have to go through garage to get out.when we come back theres always a warm spot on the couch where she has been sleeping,bless her.

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Post by Keith on Sun May 20 2012, 14:19

I only work 120 days of the year while doing an MSc and other BSc by distance learning, and leave him alone for eight hours on those days that I have to top up the family funds.

He displays no anxiety - I've videoed him and all he does is sleep. The neighbour has also never heard him, aside from very recently when he had a neck problem and spent a couple of weeks being very vocal until a second vet found the problem.

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Post by Guest on Sun May 20 2012, 14:23

we very lucky as my wife is a childminder so she is only left alone for a couple of hours here and there when she goes out shopping etc, I work at home a lot and she spends them days laid on my feet under my desk Smile

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Post by Gazagem on Sun May 20 2012, 14:35

Mine get left for about 4-8 hours on adverage depending if im working on lates its only aprox an hour as the kids get home if im on earlys they are left from about 8am ish and i get home around 3pm although my oh does pop in and let them in the garden at least once in that time
They do spend the time asleep as sometimes i come throught the door and they are still soundo

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