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Leaving Aussies Outside While At Work
We have a 5 month old Aussie and have been keeping him in a kennel while at work. We usually work opposite schedules, so it’s usually no more than a few hours at a time. This upcoming month, however, our schedules are pretty similar which will create some long stretches for the puppy to be alone. We are considering hiring a walker to come by on those days, but we have discussed another option.
Is it okay to leave an Aussie out in a securely fenced yard during the day? He would have food, toys, and shade. We would let him back in as soon as we get home. It would never be for more than 8 hours. I feel like this is a better alternative to the kennel, but after doing some research, it seems the Internet is torn on the issue. I figured I’d try a website specifically for my breed for input. Leaving him alone in the house is not an option currently as he’s still training.
He’s so energetic, so leaving him in the kennel for log stretches worries me...even with a walker coming by.
Thanks in advance.