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    I am being a paranoid parent if I leave my 15mo bully home alone for 5 hours once or twice a week? I take her out to do her business beforehand, she has toys and water, AC is on and the apartment is bully proofed. But I still feel guilty she is hating (or bully equivalent) me for leaving her alone

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    Default Re: Home alone

    I'm sure that Tipsy is fine when you leave the house.

    But don't worry, I feel the same way. Delilah gives me the SADDEST look whenever I leave and ugggh I hate it and feel so bad. She will seriously go and stand by the door and look at me like, "seriously. you aren't leaving this time." I need to take a picture of what I'm trying to describe because words just don't express how pathetic she looks.


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    I am so glad I am not the only one. She gives me the "excuse me but where do you think you are going without me" look. Bully's faces are so darn cute, it breaks my heart!

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    She is fine, we leave the boys longer than that randomly and they survive. lol BUT this was a reason we got Mugsy, so Cutty wouldnt be so lonely when we ran out for a bit. haha

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    Default Re: Home alone

    We crate train ours and when we leave we take them out to do there business and in they come and go straight to their crates and get a treat. They get used to this and they are safe in their crates.
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    Hello,

    From reading your post it reads as if your Bullie has the run of the house/apt. Another post talks about crate training. We are big believers in crate training. We start all of them from the very beginning. You said your have bullie-proofed your place, but hopefully there is never a day that this is not true.
    Cords that you are even aware of. Wood on the desk, or couch, or stereo or all sorts of other interesting things to chew on. Or if an accident happens?

    My wife and I both work and we have crates for all of our Bullies. As another post stated, they just love to sleep. They feel very safe in there and know this is their den/cave/home. We leave the bedroom door open and the crates open and many times in the evening when we are looking for one ofthem they are back resting in their crates.

    We make up and give them lots of love and attention in the morning, evening and weekends. They love us.

    So my advice is too not feel guilty. I recommend crate training.
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    There are days when Phatty has to be home alone for as much as 8 hours a day - thankfully not too often but it does happen. We leave him free in the house but as soon as he knows we're leaving, he heads right to his crate. We don't shut the door to the crate but every time we come home that is where he still is. Crate training is a very positive thing and makes them feel safe. As long as you give them lots of loving before you leave and after you get home, they will be fine.

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    She was crate trained and only has access to the livingroom. She hates the kitchen and is not allowed in the other bedrooms unless someone is in the room. So she doesn't have the run of the place.

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    @hoegaandit I used to feel exactly as you! Crate training just seemed awful to me..I mean a dog in a crate ALL day! Jake is the first dog we have ever crate trained..and it is the best decision we made! He loves his crate and I don't have to worry that he is chewing an electrical cord..like poor Tate @cali baker..he is out free all the time we are home and there are many times..I find him in his crate..snoozing away!

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    I actually wish I was more strict with the crate training when Tate came home with me at 8wks. Now i'm trying to get Finn crate trained and he seems to retreat to the crate more easily than Tate does. I like seeing him in there, all snuggled amongst his blanket and toys, knowing that he feels safe to hang out there. It's not so easy to train them when they're older tho as i'm finding out. AND, i'm now trying to train them to sleep on their beds on my bdrm floor versus sleeping in the bed with me...i've had to clean the sheets one too many times these last few days if you know what i mean!

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    My husband and I have lots of guilt leaving Einstein at home. He loves to go places so I feel like he gets mad at us when we go without him. Luckily we have opposite work schedules so someone is always home with him. Needless to say we don't go out nearly as much as we did before we got Einstein. But that isn't a bad thing. We love spending our free time with our dog!

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    Lucy rarely gets left alone. maybe for the odd couple of hours here and there. but when she does believe me that LOOK its heartbreaking.
    our babies sure have us trained

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