This is an individual choice, but you cannot have a dog at home if you are gone for up to 12 hours.
No adult dog should have to stay in a crate all day.
Again, you need to turn to a dog sitter who will be in the house with your dog when you are home.
How long is too long for a dog to be in a crate?
Puppies under six months of age shouldn’t stay in a crate for more than three or four hours at a time. They can’t control their bladders and bowels for that long. The same goes for adult dogs being housetrained. Physically, an older dog can hold it, but they don’t know they’re supposed to.
Can I crate my dog for 10 hours?
It depends on the age of the dog and it is not good to crate a dog for that long. I would say tops is 8-10 hours because it is way to long to be crated in an area and not be able to stretch. If they are messing in their crate that’s a sure sign that it is too long for the dog to stay in it.
Can I crate my dog for 8 hours?
Most adult, healthy dogs can stay in a crate for up to 8 hours. Still, it’s not the best practice to leave them alone for this long everyday. Give them lots of love and exercise while you are home and make sure take them somewhere nice on weekends.
Is it OK to crate dog while at work?
While leaving dog in crate while at work is not recommended, if this must be tried, it shouldn’t be more than 8 hours. If this is you, try your very best to leave your dog with a family member, hire a pet sitter or use a dog daycare service to cut the amount of time your dog must spend alone, particularly in a crate.