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Redditors Weigh In On Question: “Can You Leave Your Dog Home Alone While You’re At Work?”

We pet owners are aware that our animals are our children, and there are very few individuals we can rely on to provide them with the proper care and attention. When the going gets tough, we occasionally need to make last-minute pet care arrangements. Pet owners need to search through the listings on several websites where petsitters can offer their services before choosing the one they think is the best fit.

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But we frequently wonder whether hiring a sitter is actually required. Should we have someone come by to check in and go outside for a brief stroll and restroom break if we’re just going to the workplace for the day? Although each dog is unique, there must be a wide agreement regarding what is proper in these circumstances, right? The member Anxious-Reality3329 posted the question if we should or shouldn’t leave a dog home alone for a whole work day.

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Reddit people from all over the world contributed their thoughts. Someone said it was totally fine without harm leaving them at home if your dog could hold poop and did not experience separation anxiety. The age is dogs is also considerable. While an adult dog is more likely to be able to stay at home, a puppy is required more often care and they cannot stay alone at home for a whole day.

Other Redditors also told their own experience of leaving their dogs at home during their workday. They saw their dogs often slept all day, and just got up sometimes to stretch or have a little food or drink. And their dogs are still happy, and healthy because they get a lot of company and stimulation while their owners are at home.

Source: r/AmItheAsshole

Source: r/AmItheAsshole

With other people, dogs don’t mind spending extended periods of time alone at home as long as they are adequately exercised afterward and aren’t brand-new puppies or anything. To do that, dogs need to get used to the schedule and understand that they won’t be going outside to use the restroom for a while. Dogs are very schedule-oriented, so you don’t need a dog sitter as long as you treat your dog well before and after spending a lot of time away from home.

Others are wondering since some dogs have issues and can’t manage to be alone for a long time, the answer will differ from dog to dog. No dog would likely choose to spend so much time alone. They all probably prefer interacting with people or perhaps another dog. But they also don’t believe that leaving them alone for eight hours will cause the end of the world. Great if you can afford to pay a pet sitter to come over in the middle of the day to allow your dog out for a short while. However, not everyone has access to that or lives in a location where it is an option.

Source: r/AmItheAsshole

Source: r/AmItheAsshole

Do you agree to leave dogs at home for the whole working day? Do you also think like most people that it is OK to do that?

 

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