Can Goldendoodles Be Left Alone?

Can Goldendoodles Be Left Alone
Can Goldendoodles Be Left Alone

Can Goldendoodles be left alone? The Goldendoodle is not a dog that should be left alone for long periods of time. Like most dogs, he may suffer from separation anxiety, which can lead to further complications.

Why you shouldn’t leave the Goldendoodle alone

You should not leave your Goldendoodle alone for extended periods of time (more than a few hours) without seriously considering their mindset.

Can Goldendoodles Be Left Alone
Can Goldendoodles Be Left Alone

If you’ve asked this question, I’m going to make some assumptions about what you know about the Goldendoodle, but as you know, they are a very sociable breed. They are at their best when you are with them, you are their life, and they are nothing without you.

Goodle developed separation anxiety in a relatively short period of time. This is a problem that can manifest in a number of ways (see below), but it can actually lead to more serious health problems if the root cause is not identified (which is easy in this case).

What will the Goldendoodle do if you decide to ignore it?
The first and most obvious sign that something is wrong may be when you come home after leaving your Goldendoodle alone for a few hours.

Several things can happen, but the most common are:

Destructive Personality Traits

This usually involves chewing on anything in the house that can be chewed. Rugs, sofas, doors—you name it, as long as it’s within reach—they’ll try.

They can also try “digging”, which is fine when they’re outside – not so great in your living room. The consequences of doing so (besides making a mess of your home) can cause your dog to injure himself, including damaged claws and broken teeth.

You’ll notice that this behavior never happens when you’re around – only when you leave them alone!

Excessive barking

As you probably know, the Goldendoodle usually doesn’t make a lot of noise.

Go to the toilet inside

Another symptom of separation anxiety is internal bowel movements and urination. Note that if this behavior also occurs when you and them are at home, it most likely has nothing to do with being left alone.

Escape attempt

If your dog is left alone for a long time, he may try to run away. This can be hard to spot, but it can be shown by chewing on windows or doors as they look for a way out of the “jail”.

What are your options if you need to leave the Goodle alone?

Sometimes life gets in the way and we just need to be away from home for a while. If it’s a one-off or very rare, it shouldn’t hurt as long as they don’t stay there for more than a few hours.

If you need to move out of the house for an extended period of time, there are a few things you should consider in the best interests of your Goldendoodle.

Thanks again for finding this and getting this far. Wish I made it clear that the Goldendoodle is not a dog that likes to be left alone.

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