How long can you be away from your new puppy if you work at night

by Jillian
(Madison, MS USA)

I work night shift from 10:30pm-8:30am. I'm at home all day. Will I be able to leave my pup at home alone while I'm working since this will be the time he will most likely be sleeping. I plan to make sure he gets plenty of exercise and play time during the day.I leave home every night at 10:00 pm to go to work? Considering purchasing a new pup soon.

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Feb 06, 2016
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jillian
by: joann bogart

Jillian no offense but i would wait on a puppy, your hours of work would mess you and the dog up, he or she would think that you did not care for them being gone those long hours, and food and water and walks have to be maintained, he or she would be lost and think you only got them because they were cute.take care and hope you make the right decision for the both of you.

Jan 19, 2016
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Sorry, even three nights is not on
by: Linda and Max

You can't leave a puppy in a crate or an adult dog for ten hours as that is cruelty. and you can't leave him alone wandering around for ten hours around the house or apartment either.
Apart from the mess and danger, the dog will be frightened and lonely.
I'd try and find a neighbour or family member who would look after the dog. Otherwise, it's not the right time.

Jan 19, 2016
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Max Tme Alone
by: Anonymous

I agree it's four hours. Can you take your dog to work with you? Maybe you will have to find a friend who can have him for a sleepover! I'd volunteer!

Jan 19, 2016
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by: Linda and Max

No, you can't leave a dog alone for that long under any circumstances. A dog should never be left for more than four hours, five max. Unless you can find someone to look after the dog while you work, now is not the time for you to get a puppy as you are unable tool ok after him properly.
Sorry, it's not what you wanted to hear, but it would be cruel to the dog.

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