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Q. No one is home during the day. Would it be ok to leave the pup outside in a secured dog run with a dog house during the day?
Hi,

You answered a few questions for me before, I was hoping I could bug you with another one :)

Could you give me your thoughts on a puppy training question please. I was thinking about getting a puppy, however everyone in the home is gone during the day. Would it be ok for the pup to leave it outside in a secured dog run with a dog house during the day? Would it be too lonely? Should I leave it food and water while I'm gone? Should I avoid a puppy all together if no one will be home for it? At what age should I let it stay inside while I'm gone? Any other thoughts?

Thanks so much,
Stephanie

A. I don’t really see the point of getting a puppy when no one is going to be home all day. Puppies need attention, training and mental & physical exercise. Most of the emails we get from owners with behavioral problems are people who don’t have the time to do a puppy justice.

If you are still determined to get a puppy, then I would follow the advice in our puppy training articles and use our DVD's to work with your pup.

http://leerburg.com/puppytraining.htm

Cindy
  
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