Can Cockapoos be left alone?

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.

7 Responses to “Can Cockapoos be left alone?”

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  1. tammy says:

    My cockapoo can get destructive if I leave her alone for more than a few hours. She loves to tear up tissue paper!

  2. Sam says:

    If I get an invisible fence for my yard or turn on some TV or Music can I leave my Cockapoo puppy alone for up to 5 hours?

  3. Susie says:

    What is the longest time you can leave a cockapoo puppy at 14 weeks? We are planning on getting a puppy at the end of July however my work situation has changed in the last few days. I will be taking on a teaching job from September . My husband will walk the dog first thing, the dog would be left between 8:30 and 12:30 when I will spend 40 mins with him. He will then be alone again until just before 4. Any thoughts?

  4. Becky says:

    You’ll probably need to step by step this. He’ll be used t having you around in August then a sudden change… 18 weeks is still a youngster. can you get someone to get t know him in August who could then walk him when you are at school. I’d say it’s tough on the puppy to leave as when you return at lunchtime he’ll then be left again a very short time (40 mins) after he’s adjusted to you getting home cockerpoos are very prone to separation anxiety and are sociable dogs,

  5. Becky says:

    As with all dogs, they need play time with you ( or a.n.ither) built into their day, as well as training and walks,

  6. Alex says:

    I have a 13 month old, she is used to get alone at the times, not every day but once a week for 3-4 hors. At times when we visit friends we leave her for max 8 hrs. She seems to be absolutely fine. We started when she was 4 months old. one hr a week, two hrs and we increased time alone. Now, she knows when we all getting ready to leave, just turns around sits in her bed (and yes, sadly watching), but all seems to be ok….

  7. Sophia says:

    I want a cockapoo and will spend all summer with it (training) but when middle of August comes I will be leaving for at least 8 hours, leaving at 7 and home at about 6 but someone will be home at 3 would that be alright? I really want a dog for a companion (has to be no shed and small) but I don’t want to stress out the new dog or puppy by separating it for too long, any thoughts?

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