Can Huskies be left alone?
How long can Huskies be left alone? This question often comes up when considering adding a Siberian Husky to your household when you work outside of the home. Read our guide for leaving your Husky home alone.
How long can Huskies be left alone?
Huskies over 18 months old can be left alone in their crate for 4 to 6 hours a day while puppies should not be left for more than 2 to 3 hours a day. They’ll need around a few hours of free run time. If you leave him unsupervised for any longer than that then he could become a potential risk.
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Leaving home alone (without your furry friend) for any time is stressful, but what happens if you have to leave your Husky home alone? Does it become dangerous for your dog? What should you do if you will need to leave your Husky home alone?
The answer to these questions depends on many factors, such as how long you have been keeping the dog, your lifestyle, how well is your Husky trained, how has he been socialized, and whether there is enough food and clean water for him to feast on, how about the toys and many other factors.
To take the overwhelm off your shoulders, here are some things you should consider if ever you will need to leave your Husky alone for the day.
- Make sure they have plenty of food and water for the day
- Leave some safe toys for them
- Leave a pee pad out
- Put away anything you don’t want them getting into
- Close doors to rooms you want them to stay out of
Finally, before leaving them home alone build up to a full day of being separated. For example, begin with being away for 20 minutes, then another time being away for an hour, then a few hours, then 6 hours, etc.
If you are a busy person and you know you’ll be leaving your Husky alone for long periods, the best thing is to prepare early in advance. You can go for a long walk or run, and have him go potty and pee right before leaving so that he stays calmer when you’re gone.
Can Huskies be left alone for 8 hours?
Below are a few of the issues that can happen if you leave your Husky alone for 6 hours or more.
1. Loss of Appetite
A Husky left alone for this long may start to lose their appetite. It is not that they’re sick but because they get bored with eating. They decide to sleep and stare because you’re not around. However, if your Husky remains this way even when you get home, it could be a sign of depression and you’ll need to seek professional assistance.
2. Changes in Sleeping Habits
This is another thing that your Husky will develop if you leave him alone for a long time. If you’re out during the day, he will sleep and remain active when you’re around. You will not be able to pet him at night but want to rest from a long day.
3. Weight Loss
Huskies who have not been trained to stay home alone for long periods won’t eat well and eventually start losing weight gradually.