We recently moved in the area and have adopted a little 10 weeks old puppy. He seems quite distressed when we leave him to go to work. He has a walker coming to spend an hour with him at lunch time but he still cries the rest of the day when he's alone.
We're looking to put him in Day Care, or with a petsitter . Do you any one who offers this service? Or anyone with a lot of free time looking to have puppy company all day?
I know that this question has been asked before but the threads are quite old so I thought I would ask again.
Thank you for the replies and suggestions, I will check those out!
He is only alone 3 hours at a time with a one hour break in the middle when our current walker comes and plays with him. We are definitely looking to socialize him with other dogs, but he has only had his first round of vaccinations so can't really make canine friends for now unfortunately.
If this is the first dog you have had the crying is normal and it will stop so don't worry however dogs are social creatures and being alone for 6 hrs a day or longer with delays is not great and can lead to behavioural issues.
Day sitting can range from £ 20 - £ 25 and the best website for this is dogbuddy which gives you a map based image of all the sitters / walkers etc in the local area with pricing.
Another option is borrowmydoggy - this site is for people who don't own dogs / can't have them due to living in a flat etc and want to spend time for free so you both benefit. The idea of giving your dog to someone like this seems a little untrusting but its a well known website and if you think about it logically in you do the same with a walker except you pay them.
In the interim / future although the dog is young, kong toys to work for food, radio on and lots of other toys to keep occupied.