Cockapoos shouldn’t be left alone for long periods of time. They are extremely sociable, and they need a lot of attention and companionship. It’s just not fair to Cockapoos to leave them alone in a house all day. Plus, if you’re thinking of leaving them alone in the house to hold their toilet for 8-9 hours, while you’re at work, it’s not really that fair to them either.
A good rule of thumb is to leave them alone for about four hours at a time, if you have to. Of course, why would you want to? Cockapoos are great companions, and while they don’t need a lot of outdoor exercise, and would make for great apartment dogs, they still shouldn’t be left alone all day at the house to do nothing. If you can get a neighbor to pop by and let them out for a walk, that would be ideal.
A lot of Cockapoos get depression and separation anxiety when they are left alone for long periods of time. They don’t like the feeling of going without the attention and friendship that they need for their owners for too long. A Cockapoo might panic and get separation anxiety if you leave it alone for more than several hours’ worth of time without any attention.
Cockapoos enjoy being loved, and you will be surprised and amazed at how much and fast they learn. When they are puppies is the worst time to leave them alone. If there’s no way to avoid leaving him alone for a few hours, then try to get someone to come in and keep him company while he’s sitting there alone, bored at home. Make sure that you leave him for short spans of time, and very often, so that he gets used to be left alone and enjoying his own company.
You need to get your dog used to being alone and enjoying his own company, or else he will get severe separation anxiety when he is left alone for long periods of time without any kind of attention or input. You don’t want to spring it on him and get him to feel bad when you leave him abruptly and for a long period of time. You want him to get used to you leaving, and you want that to happen very often. A Cockapoo will not do good alone, and you want to make sure that he has enough practice.