First timer, and need reassurances
Hi. I'm a first time dog owner. My gsd pup, Willow is nearing 5 months. I got her at 6 weeks(I know, too young). I work from home, so I'm able to give her a lot of attention. She knows a lot of basic commands, sit, stay, come, wait, down, rollover, speak, out, etc.
We walk to the park twice a day, usually spending 45 min or so each time, playing fetch and meeting people. She jumps on people and barks at dogs, all playfully, but still NEED to get her out of it. She's still pretty mouthy, but rarely bites hard.
We've only left her home alone once, for about 2 1/2 hours. She slept the whole time. This is another big one I'm concerned about. Did I mess up by not leaving her home alone regularly? She sleeps alone just fine, so I think she might be OK. But I'm worried about her being totally alert and awake when we leave.
Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated. Cheers