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Re: leaving a very young puppy home alone

Posted by:  Shannon
Posted on:  March 14, 2003 at 06:49:48

In Reply to: leaving a very young puppy home alone
Category:   General Training
Posted by:  Jada H.
Posted on:  March 13, 2003 at 20:49:55

Question:

: We brought home our 6 week old JRT a week ago, and while we have been on vacation all this week we both have to return to work in a few days. The puppy will have to be left alone for 4 to 8 hours 5 days a week. We have tried confinement to a room as well as a crate, but the puppy gets very distressed after only a few minutes. I have read that the puppy is too young to be crated all day anyway, What is the best way to deal with the puppy while we are gone?


Response:

6 weeks is really too young for this pup to be away from momma and the littermates and will probally explain why she/he gets stressed. 4 to 8 hours is gonna be too long for this pup for awhile and I would suggest to try to find someone come by durning the day to let the pup out to go potty and a few play sessions as well.
Shannon


Additional Reading: Crate Training FAQ