How Long Can You Leave A Puppy Alone At Home?

Can you tell how long is too long?

Age of the dogTime for being alone
Puppies2 hours a day is the limit.
Adult dogs (over 18 months)Can be left alone four to six hours a day.
Elderly dogCan be left alone two to six hours.

How long can a puppy be left alone during the day?

The general consensus for leaving a puppy alone during the day is one hour for every month, a two-month-old puppy will rarely be capable of holding his bladder for more than two hours, a three-month-old for three…etc.

Is it OK to leave a puppy alone for 8 hours?

But puppies need breaks much more often! Generally, puppies can hold it for one hour per every month of age (so a three-month-old puppy can wait three hours to pee). Here are common time limits for puppies of different ages: 8-10 weeks: 1 hour or less.

How long can you leave a 10 week old puppy alone?

From 10-12 weeks of age

If you leave him alone for four hours, you’ll need a puppy pen to keep him safe and out of mischief. Put his night crate at one end with the door open, so that he can empty his bladder away from his sleeping quarters.

How long can you leave a 9 week old puppy alone?

Yes you can. At that age, they will cry and whine because they’re afraid to be away from the you. As they get older and gain confidence, they gradually learn that being alone is OK. Expect a potty mistake though as 3 hours is a really long time for a 9 week old.