Can you leave a Miniature Schnauzer at home ?

by Sophia
(Leeds/UK)

I have plenty of time at the weekends I’m fully free and also Thursdays. I was looking to get either a Miniature schnauzer puppy or 1 year old. The only problem is is that I need to work on Mondays and Tuesdays for 7-8:30 hours and Wednesday and Friday for 6-7 hours. I need you help because I don’t know if I should get one I can give it everything it requires including toys, beds, blankets, it’s own room, food and 2 long walks a day. I can get everything it needs but I’m just worried about leaving my furry friend home alone for that kind a day. I’m also free all of the holidays like February half terms and summer holidays and half terms but is it ok leaving him like that per week (7-8:30 hours /6-7 hours/ free all day) please can you give me your opinion

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Jan 31, 2020
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Schnauzers love people
by: Linda

Hi Sophie,
Unfortunately, Schnauzers really are people-loving dogs and it would not be fair to leave a Schnauzer alone. Three or four days alone is not really acceptable for any dog really, but esspecially a Scchnauzer.
You would find that you probably would have problems - either with the dog getting depressed, behaving badly, or becoming super-needy when you are there, before you leave him or her alone all day again.
Do you know anybody you could do a dog share with -or somebody you could leave the dog with Monday to Thursday so he is not alone?
If not, then please don't get a dog until you are there more.
Schnauzers DO NOT do well left on their own.

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