Some dog breeds do not do well when they are left by themselves. They might get depressed, anxious, or nervous. They might bark, whimper, and whine. Some dogs may destroy your house or yard, or try to escape when left by themselves. Goldendoodles are one of the most sociable and friendly dog breeds, but they are also adaptable; you can leave a Goldendoodle alone without worry.
The time away from your adorable Goldendoodle will be harder on you than on your Goldendoodle!
Goldendoodles adapt to their situation
Goldendoodles have several traits that make them perfect dogs for first time dog owners; they’re friendly, loyal, loving, and intelligent. They learn quickly, they are low maintenance, and they get along well with everyone. They don’t get their feelings hurt easily, and they’re happy to let you take the lead.
Goldendoodles are also good at adapting to their environment.
Some dogs require a lot of special attention and accommodation in order to stay happy. However, Goldendoodles go with the flow. They are fun-loving dogs that enjoy themselves in almost any setting and any situation.
Whether you enjoy an active lifestyle of biking, paddling, and hiking, you love entertaining guests and hosting dinner parties, or your idea of fun involves a night on the couch with a great movie, Goldendoodles can quickly adjust to match the speed of your lifestyle.
This adaptability is also important when it comes to leaving your Goldendoodle alone while you’re away from home.
Goldendoodles are friendly and loving without being dependent. They love being social, but they are also fine with solitude.
Leaving your Goldendoodle alone
Here’s some advice if you need to leave your dog — regardless of the breed — alone during the day.
Make sure that your dog has toys to chew on and play with. Dogs eventually learn to sleep, rest, or relax while their family is away, but you want them to have something other than your shoes, trash, or furniture to play with if they get bored.
Walk or play with your dog before you leave the house. This will help your dog get rid of energy and help him sleep during the day while you’re gone. Also be sure to walk or play with your dog when you get home. Dogs need physical activity every single day in order to stay happy and healthy, just like people.
Make sure your yard is safe if you leave your dog outside. Close and latch the gate, and make sure that there are no gaps or holes where your dog could escape. Also, take steps to prevent pet theft.
If your dog has to be alone for longer than six hours — especially if your dog must stay indoors — you might want to consider signing him up for doggy day care. Alternatively, you can find a way to check on your dog during the day: come home during a lunch break, find a friend, neighbor or relative to let your dog out, hire a dog walker or sitter.