Pet proofing your home preferably starts when your pet is very young.
Here are a few tips to get you started training your dog for time
spent home alone.
Begin by leaving your home for 5-minute increments, then 15-minutes,
then 30-minutes. Work up as they get older to be able to be left home
alone for longer periods – no more than 3-hours for an adult dog. Why
no more than 3-hours? Dogs, by nature, are pack animals, which is why
they fit in so well with our families. They do not like being left
alone for long periods of time and also need to urinate frequently.
By leaving your puppy for a little at a time, you are programming
them. This tells them that you will always come back. It is training by
repetition, which is my favorite way to teach animals.
With plenty of chew toys available, you will have a programmed pooch
that will be sleeping peaceably, knowing that someone will be coming
back home like clockwork at the appointed time everyday! Many dogs get
fearful and anxious when they don’t know what’s going to happen next.
This is when they usually rip up the house.
I trained all my Great Danes this way and it worked like a charm!
Rebecca Ann Normandin, Author, Breaking The Chains of Spiritual Bondage between Man And God’s Creatures
About the Author: Rebecca
Ann Normandin wrote the non-fiction Christian/Spiritual book “Breaking
The Chains Of Spiritual Bondage Between Man and God’s Creatures”. Out on