Debating with my husband over leaving Rottie at home

by Melissa
(McDonough GA , Henry)

My rottie will be three in september, my husband seems to think that he cannot stay at home alone from 6:45am to 5:30 pm, he thinks he needs to be left at another house so he can pee at 4.

What is the longest that a 2 year old can go without using the bathroom.

Hi Melissa
This is a question that doesn’t really have just one answer, as a lot depends on the dog.

Most dogs of this age could ‘hold it’ all day, but whether they will or not is another matter. Is it possible to put in a ‘doggie door’ to a securely fenced back yard, or have a neighbor/friend/relative pop in to let him out around lunchtime? It would be better for him if he could go outside, that’s a very long day in lots of ways.

However, if all the above are impossible, you could try it for a day or two and see what happens. If he does eliminate indoors, or he gets very bored or destructive or upset, then doggie-daycare or a friends house, or a petsitter etc. would be needed.

Hope this helps a bit, best of luck with your dog.

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Sep 08, 2011


by: Anonymous

Can I leave my puppy in the backyard for 6 hours ??

Feb 08, 2011


by: Ray

There is no good answer to your question My two grils are at home from 0530 to 1730 hrs have been for years, it all bepends on how your baby was trained and do make sure they have lots of water, and don’t scorn them if they have a mishap once in a while just love them

Jan 27, 2011


Home Alone
by: Sherry

If this dog is used to having someone at home with him most of the time and you suddenly leave him for long days…be prepared. Dogs that have had someone with them become used to their day being that way. When you suddenly are gone the whole day…they often will become destructive to pillows, the couch, chairs, etc. They tend to act out just like children. Rott’s and Bulls are both very social and if you raise them with you around and suddenly aren’t there, they tend to let you know how unhappy they are about it. Not to discourage you, because there are those who are just absolute angels where it comes to things like this and never cause a problem of any kind. You just won’t know until you test your dog. Just be prepared for the worst and if your dog decides he is okay with it…you have no problem, but if he isn’t you are at least prepared and can work on an agreeable solution.

Here’s hoping you don’t have much problem with the transition. Let us know how things work out for you guys.

Jan 24, 2011


how he been trained and what can be done ?
by: Girish

its also depend how you trained him.

if he had been left alone in between at home
and slowly increasing the period him beling alone at home. it can work

suddenly one day if you start keeping him alone at home for long hours, at this age. he may turn out destructive too. !! just chances.

we leave our 8 month rotty alone at home many time for 5 to 6 hours and just keep the bathroom open and gallary where a arrangment for him to pee and poo is made.

and definetly arrangment for enough water for him to drink

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