Q: Puppy- While I'm at work

September 29, 2008 | By Alicia | 11 answers | Expired: 2674 days ago


Today is the first day of leaving my 3 month old teacup yorkie home alone while I am at work. OI set up my large bathroom with a play area with an arrangement of toys, a food/water area, training pad area as well as a place to rest. I left the bathroom door open with a child gate in the door entrance. I have had the dog for just over a week. Last week I worked from home but this week I am unable to. I've arranged my work schedule to allow me to go hoem for lunch to be with the puppy.

I hated leaving this morning as the puppy was crying... He doesn't cry himself to sleep so I'm worried that the puppy will be crying for hours. I wish I could explain to him my reasoning for leaving and wished he knew how difficult it was doing so. I'll admit I cried this morning as well as last night at the thought of not being with him...

Is there anything I can do to make this easier on both of us? Should I leave the TV on or radio on in the background? I left a few of my shirts that I've worn the past several days so he can smell my scent near him.

It's so hard for me to leave my puppy at home while I am at work. I am very new to this...

Does anyone have any recommendations for me?

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Sep 29, 2008

My friends leave talk radio on, for their animal. It soothes her nerves better than music.

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