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July 1, 2009 8:31 AM Subscribe
How long is too long to leave a puppy alone each weekday?
posted by troywestfield to pets & animals (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We (man, wife, 5-year-old son) would like to get a Shih Tsu puppy. We declined about a year ago because the last one out of the house for work leaves at 8 a.m., and the first one back can be as late as 6 p.m. After e-mailing with the breeder, we feared that was too long to leave a puppy alone five days a week. But when the little guy starts school, the time alone for the puppy would be a little less than six hours. Do people feel that's reasonable, or unfair to the puppy?
Thanks for the input.