Are you going to leave your dog alone at home for several hours? Be careful about the breed of dog to adopt, because if you are away from home for more than four hours, the unaccompanied time can be a big trauma for your dog and a huge problem for the family. And there are dog breeds that react very badly to loneliness and suffer from separation anxiety if left to their own devices. However, there are others who are more independent and quieter, and who will have no problem waiting for you to patiently take a nap. Of course, keep these tips in mind:
- Try not to spend more than six hours outside. You can plan walks with other family members, a neighbor or even a dog sitter.
- If you have it as soon as it is a puppy, educate it so that it can do its needs in a hygienic tray or tray for dogs.
- Before leaving and on your return, make sure to take him for a walk, and do the right exercise for his breed, as this will ensure that your dog will be calm and will not destroy your house or disturb the neighbors when you close the door behind you.
- If the dog shows signs of anxiety, consult a veterinarian or an ethologist, specialist in canine behavior. There are very effective methods to prevent and treat these problems. And the earlier you do it, the more likely you are to succeed.
If you want a small animal, and will spend a lot of time away from home, the Chihuahua is perfect for you. Of course, the ideal is that you are looking for a partner, because he prefers to live as a couple. It is a very affectionate breed, despite its reputation for being a “grumpy dog”.
The basset hound is one of the best breeds of medium-sized dogs, ideal for living in an apartment. If you also go out or spend a lot of time away from home, your pet will likely spend the day sleeping. Of course, when you arrive, take a walk and, if possible, change your itinerary. Specimens of this breed of dog love to explore new territories and new smells. By varying its route, the Basset hound can keep an active spirit, which brings more balance to your animal.
It is one of the most balanced dog breeds, so you will have no problem leaving your schnauzer alone at home. Most likely, he will lie down to take a nap to rest and assist you calmly until your arrival without disturbing the neighbors. He is also very affectionate, cheerful, extremely intelligent and enjoys being around children.
This is another of the perfect dog breeds if you live in an apartment, you have kids, and your schedule requires that you spend hours away from home. However, you must keep in mind that, like all dogs, the French Bulldog enjoys companionship and adores being with his owner. To reward him for hours of absence, take him out for a good walk. Of course, remember that it belongs to the so-called “brachycephalic” breeds and that it is not convenient to undergo intense exercise or heat.
It is one of the oldest breeds and appreciated for its soft and calm character and for being perfect for living in small spaces. It is a dog of very good humor, affectionate and, moreover, very balanced. The Pug likes to be with the family but will not cause any damage if he stays alone at home. Like the French bulldog, the English or the boxer, it belongs to the breeds of brachycephalic dogs, so be careful with the heat and the intense physical exercise.
Do not be fooled by its large size, because it is an ideal dog to leave alone while you work at the office. The Greyhound Greyhound is a very calm dog, he likes to lie down in a soft place, like the sofa and, when you do not spend with them, he spends all their time sleeping. In addition, this dog is very affectionate, noble and obedient.
This little beauty is one of the best dog breeds to have at home, if you live in a small apartment and work long hours. The Maltese Bichon is the perfect dog for you, it is a very calm animal, sometimes even too much. If you educate him, he can support himself in a bin. Being very calm does not mean that this little dog is not waiting for his well-deserved ride. He enjoys socializing and playing with other dogs.
This breed of dog, originally from China, will have no problem staying at home when you are outside. But, of course, he needs a lot of exercise and an iron education, because his character is dominant. The Shar pei is an excellent guard dog, gets along very well with children, which makes it perfect as a pet for the family.
The Greyhound whippet is a breed of dog from England. It is an animal similar to greyhounds, but of medium size. Like them, they like to sleep a lot, and at home they are very calm, so it is an ideal companion if you live in a small apartment and if the dog stays alone at home for a long time. Like other greyhounds, they like to exercise, so if the Greyhound whippet has space in a park where he can run at ease, or if you have the possibility of practicing your favorite sport with it, it will be you grateful.
Originally from Great Britain, it is a very sensitive breed of dog which must be socialized and well educated from the start. In this way, there will be no problem leaving it alone at home, as the Bullmastif can become very independent. In addition, he is very loyal, gentle and protective of his family.