Yelena: I work a 9-5 job. Is that too much time to leave a Weimaraner alone at home?
I am considering adopting a Weimaraner and want to make sure I have realistic expectations of what this breed needs. I have read that it doesn't like to be left alone for long. Exactly how long is too long?
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Answer by Kelly E
Depends on the dog. Some dogs get nervous and destroy things when their master is away. Dogs are pack animals by nature and want to be with their "pack". I suggest you find a dog sitter or get another dog for a companion.
Answer by Weimaraner Luver~
I have a male Weim and people end up putting them in a shelter cause when they bought the pup it was so cute, then as the pup get bigger they do start to tear up stuff. So they end up in a shelter cause they are not as cute and are 70-80 lbs and can really do some damage to your house. I really wouldn't recommend this breed for you right now. Good Luck with finding a breed that fits your lifestyle.
Answer by Lo
My husband and I both work. We do try to arrange our schedule so that Draco is not alone too long. He has unfortunately had to stay sometimes until 6 pm and we leave at 7am. That is very atypical. I think it really has a lot to do with the individual dog. Weimies do tend to be a little hyperactive and can get into trouble when bored or feeling that separation anxiety.
Answer by Michelle M
If you work a 9-5 job this is the wrong dog for you…You need to get a dog that fits your life style some breed are great being left alone all day but not the Weimaraner…You may want to rethink this…. Check out the Weimaraner Club Of America..Best of luck
Answer by BADBTCH
YES!! that is to long. I use to have the same hours and my dog got really depressed after awhile and she needed all of my attention once i was home. She even got scared looking every time she thought i was going some where. that would hurt me really bad. you need to waork something out. at least have somebody the dog knows stop by a couple of times. thats what i did!!
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Answer by btdt
A weimaraner, like any hunting dog, is bred to work with its owner. Take it for a run before and after work, so it will settle down to sleep, and consider doing obedience, agility, or bird hunting with it, to occupy its mind.
Answer by KAP$
yes i think its too long bc that type of dog needs alot of exercise and if your not home, then hes going to become destructive and chew everything
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