Tomorrow I start my summer class. It is mon-thurs from 930-11:15 and then on T/TH i have the lab also from 1-3:15. I really don't want to leave Ace alone since I just got him & he is starting to get used to peeing on his pad. My 16 year old sister is going to come to my apt to stay with him but that is not until July 1st. I know a lot of people leave their animals alone for a few hours but I am worried since he is so young & I just got him. I dont want him to feel abandoned or anything? Am I worrying too much?
I would love to get another dog!! I live in an apartment on a college campus though, so there is no room =*( Hopefully, Ace can wait until May 2005 when I graduate and go home. Ace can be friends with Abby-my German Shepherd who lives at home. They look so funny next to each other. Teeny Ace next to big horse Abby! I should get a pic of that... Thanks for the advice tho guys!
Also Ace, dogs don't think the same ways as people SOME of the time. For instance, when you come home, dogs don't think "Oh I am mad why did you leave me blahblah", dogs are just happy to see you. They just want to love you and be with you before you go on another trip again.
Hi! I don't think you have to be too worried..dogs naturally are different than ppl...(exactly what everyone else said)...My two shih tzus stay alone at home for some time, since i go to work and university everyday. But 2 dogs are generally better than one i think, just so that they have some company with eachother. Frosty Girl is definately right!! ^_^ -Sunidhi
Awww, it's okay... What kind of pup is Ace? I think if you leave him with a toy, he'll be fine! And if you can afford it, put your TV on "Energy save" & put the channel on QVC, or a channel where they're ALWAYS talking, and he'll think people are there!
Hey Acey - Totally understand about leaving Ace while you're at school. Does he have a crate? I put Minnie in her crate when I leave for work, and she's fine until I get home about 5 (I leave at 7am). Granted, Minnie is six months old, but it was tough the first week. I was the nervous wreck! Don't be afraid to crate him when you go to class - you'll only be gone a few hours each day, and then when you get home, it's play time!!
Another trick I learned with children of all breeds (including human~) if you take a tee-sirt or night shirt that you can sacrifice, that has your body odor on it (wear it around for a day) it will help soothe the pup by putting it into the crate with him/her.
I would crate your puppy while you are away from home. This will take a lot of the worry off of your shoulders because you know he will be safe. Leaving a puppy roam the house sometimes isn't always a good idea. Puppies do get into things and the last thing you want to happen is for your puppy to get hurt while he is alone. Do you know anyone that could come to your house and let the dog out while you are away from home?