I will be bringing my GSD pup home in 2 weeks and she will be 9 1/2 weeks. Luckily we (my bf and I) are getting her while my boyfriend is on break from school so the first 2-3 weeks she won't be alone as much but I work and am gone from 6-8 hours at a time for it. I don't have anyone to come let her out or play with her while I am gone and my boyfriend lives an hour away (finishing his last semester of college, yay! ) and we will be trading her off during the week (I get her for a week or two, then switch and we are together most weekends). I'm already feeling guilty for leaving her and it hasn't even happened yet! I work 12-6 M-F and 8-12 Sat (with no time for a lunch break/go home to let her out) and bartend ever other weekend on Sun for 8 hours straight (so 6 hours or so is generally the longest I plan on leaving her alone while she is so young but 8 hours once in awhile). Is 6-8 hours too long to leave her alone or am I being a crazy mother hen?