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JG1025 04-30-2014 05:01 PM

Leaving a German Shepherd alone
I wanted to know for how long can I l leave a german shepherd at home. I want one but I have school from 7am to 2:30pm? An dif that was too long.

HarleyTheGSD 04-30-2014 05:08 PM

For an eight week old puppy, that's much too long without a potty break. For an adult, it would be okay. Is there anybody living with you? If so, they could let the pup out.

muldoon24 05-01-2014 12:26 PM

Dog daycare is the best. He'll learn social skills, and get most of his energy out during the day.

LaRen616 05-01-2014 12:36 PM

I agree that it is too long for an 8 week old puppy but fine for a adult.

scarfish 05-01-2014 12:39 PM

my last suffering through an 8 week old had me taking him out every hour or there would be poops and piss everywhere. at 4 months now we can go about 4 hours.

scarfish 05-01-2014 12:40 PM

if you live alone and go to school just don't get a dog right now. IMHO

JG1025 05-01-2014 05:26 PM

Thanks I'll probably wait till I have more time or just find a day care since the socializing will help them.

Longfisher 05-01-2014 06:16 PM

Why can't you leave him in the yard with his toys when you're away or busy with other things.


scarfish 05-01-2014 06:46 PM


Originally Posted by Longfisher (Post 5459106)
Why can't you leave him in the yard with his toys when you're away or busy with other things.


no, because dogs shouldn't just be left in yards unattended. IMHO. it would only take a few minutes for a bored dog to dig under a fence. i would never leave my dog in the yard while i was at school, i would be worried sick but maybe that's just me.

d4mmo 05-01-2014 10:16 PM

Leave him outside, he will be fine, a big bone, peanut butter in a kong, a few chew toys and he will be fine.
Just make sure there's shelter and plenty water lying around.
Besides a pup will sleep 3/4 of the day anyway

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