We have an absolutely beautiful 6-month-old female who we love to bits. However, our circumstances have now changed and I'm having to leave her all morning till lunchtime (when I come back to feed her) and then all afternoon until 5:10. Does anyone else do this? We are with her all weekend. At dog training, I'm made to feel like I'm mentally abusing my dog for doing this, and it's really getting to me - we really don't want to rehome her. Does anyone else leave their dogs for this long and is there any reassurance you can offer us? Please, no judgement, we already feel awful about it.