So, you’re wondering just how long you can leave your dog home alone?
That's a great question!
This all depends on your dogs temperament - but a general rule of thumb is no more than 3 hours for puppies and no more than 5 hours for an adult dog.
Of course, you will need to take certain things into consideration, such as meal times and medications that need to be given, if your dog needs medication.
Use your best judgement, but don’t confine your dog for excessive periods of time.
If you are going to be gone longer than your dog should be left alone, consider having a neighbor check on them, or hire a pet sitter to pop in. Just make sure you trust the person you let care for your pet.