Hi everyone, I'm a new dog owner and I'm wondering if it's okay to leave my Doberman home alone during the day while I'm at work. I work 8 hours a day during weekdays and I'm concerned about leaving my pet alone for that amount of time. I don't want my Doberman to feel lonely or anxious while I'm away. I also don't want my belongings or furniture to be destroyed due to separation anxiety. Can Dobermans stay home alone for that amount of time, or do I need to make other accommodations? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Hey there! I have a Doberman and I can assure you that they can stay home alone for several hours. However, it's important to ensure that they have enough food, water, and toys to keep them occupied. Before leaving for work, I usually take my dog for a walk and give him plenty of attention and love to create a sense of comfort and security. Additionally, I leave the curtains partly opened to let in natural light and noise from outside, which can help reduce anxiety. If you notice any destructive behavior or signs of anxiety, consider leaving something with your scent in the room or playing soothing music to keep your pet relaxed. With proper preparation and care, your Doberman should be able to adapt to your work schedule in no time!