+1Amocat00 said:It completely depends on the dog(s). I've always started with crate training, then tested them with short amounts of time home alone outside the crate, small increments at a time. Now, Mosley and Montana can be left at home without getting in to much of anything. We've had a small amount of chewing, but even that has stopped within the past year. They're not left alone TOGETHER in the house, but one upstairs and one downstairs. We've left them all three there alone together for short periods of time (30-60 min.) to go over to my sister's house, and they've been fine. But, usually it's how I previously described.
I dont' want to make you feel bad, so I have to clarify this. I didn't completely answer your question. Regarding long periods of time left alone: Ours have been home alone for UP TO 12 hours without any problems. Now, that is extenuating (sp?) circumstances and very rare, but we HAVE done it and they were fine.ares said:woow now that i've read all your posts i felt really sorry for my puppies.
we didnot plan to get ares so when he came to us me and my husband had to go to work everyday for really long hours.
(from 8:30 to 19:00) because it was chrismass time..
The first day ares came home neither me nor my husband could get a day off work so we left ares in a room and sheena (rottie) in the other room.
My husband went home around 12:00 for feeding and potty and heard our neighbors complaining about sheena, they told him that sheena didnt even stopped crying for 1 min.
when he got into the house he realised that it wasnt sheena it was ares
he kept crying until he was put in the same room with sheena
we cleared the room, put some newspapers, put their bowl of water and a toy that sheena loved playing with and a blanket.
(poor ares is always cold he never sleeps without his blanket)
the next day they were fine
sometimes little accidents happened like they turned the bowl upside down wondering what was beneath it and left without water for all afternoon, ares accidentally pooped over the place etc. :wink:
we dont have puppy sitters here in turkey and we really work for long hours so your dogs are really really lucky