i have always loved Bernese mountain dogs…they are my favorite breed. I used to own a golden retriever but she passed away some years ago. I currently own a Shi Tzu and he is wonderful with me and other big dogs. I am living in big house currently with a big back yard with which i can train my bernese in (if i can convince my mom to let me get it). I will be moving into an apartment but i have access to many parks and dog parks. I work three times a week from 8 until 4 and go to school on the odd day for an hour and 15 minutes. i know leaving the dog home all day is not right at all which is why i would come home at lunch and play with him for about 40 min and then go back to work.
Here is what my schedule would look like:
6:30 am – 7:20 am : 40 min of dog walk, play time/ exercise
12:00 pm – 12:40 pm : small walk or play / pee time
4:00 – end of day : stays with me and my shih tzu meaning ample exercise (shih tzu will be with her all day also…keeping both dogs occupied)
The dog wouldnt be alone for more then 1 hour and 30 min.
does this sound suitable for the dog? also if anyone has any suggestions as to how i can convince my mom that would be great!!!
Answer by jessica g
When a pup is two months old its fine to be left alone for two hours.. and three months, three hours and so on. I would try to get one that’s a little older. Once the pup is 4 months or so you won’t have a problem. If your mom doesn’t want another dog you won’t be able to convince her unless she’s a pushover. I waited til I moved out to get my pit bull because my parents said there was no way I could get an ‘aggressive’ dog like that lol now I bring him over to their house sometimes and they love him!