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    Hi I need some advice I was wondering how long most of you leave your dogs unsupervised in your homes. More specifically in apartments or condos? I have 1 year old English bulldog whom I’ve been leaving at home sadly while I go to work for 12 hours a day. I feel horrible leaving him all alone all day however I did hire a dog walker but it’s costing me a small fortune…

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    Default Re: How long do you leave your dog unsupervised at home?

    I leave my 12 month old dog alone for about 12 hours a day during the week . I live in a apt . I have my apt gated off so she just stays in the hallway. Everything is puppy proofed . So it is safe . I Leave safe toys with her to keep her from being bored. But I spend my weekends with her. But she is adjusted to it


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    And by the way a dog walker wouldn't work for me because they wouldn't have access to my apt


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    Bella has never been alone more than about 3.5 hours. When she's alone, she's always contained in her playpen. When I go to work, I take her to doggie daycare, as I work 10-hour days. She's 7 months old.
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    We only leave Harlea alone for a few hours at most but usually someone is always home so it is a rare occasion that she is alone much at all.
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    We have a pet sitter that comes in at mid-day currently and costs is $16.00 a day. she stays for an hour and feeds them lunch and playtime. Prior to that the longest with left them was about 9 hrs.
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    The longest I've ever left Winnie and Jack is 3 hours and they are in the crate. But even that is very rare because we are home with them most of the time--at least one of us. Any longer and I would take them to daycare. Winnie is 10 months old.

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    On very care occasions they've been alone for 10 hours, ever. I work from home now, so they're hardly ever alone for more than maybe 5-6 hours. My older boy is prone to develope bladder stones and he can't go without peeing for much more than 8 hours.

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    Where I'm from (Sweden) the recommendation is to not leave your dog alone for more than 6 hours without anyone coming in to let them out for a potty break. I think that's fair but it makes it hard for anyone with work to have a dog...

    We leave ours for maybe 3-4 hours once a week when we go grocery shopping and maybe an hour now and then if I need to run errands during the week. Occasionally we have to leave them for longer when we need to go to the capital, that happens maybe 5-10 times a year and then we're gone for around 10 hours.
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    Default Re: How long do you leave your dog unsupervised at home?

    Thank you all for your responses. I guess my boy Chubs lives a good life in his high-rise condo in Seattle. He's got a decent balcony with patch of synthetic grass to relieve himself but I don't think he's ever used it. I would send him to daycare but none of the facilities in Seattle accept unaltered dogs.

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    I LEAVE ELMO FOR ABOUT 3 TO 4 HOURS TO RUN ERRANDS, MAYBE 2 TIMES A WEEK HE IS IN HIS CRATE. I DO NOT TRUST ANYONE WITH MY BABIES, SO WE ARE USUALLY HOME ALL THE TIME.

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    I do about 4-5 hours for Brett and Logan. Brett can hold his pee for longer than that but Logan is still 4 mos old and he can't control it longer yet.


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