Can Golden Retrievers be left alone?
Golden Retrievers are social dogs and thrive on human companionship. While they can handle being alone for moderate periods, leaving them alone for long periods on a regular basis can lead to separation anxiety and behavioral issues. If you need to leave your Golden Retriever alone, it’s important to gradually acclimate them to alone time and provide mental and physical stimulation before leaving. Ensuring they have access to toys, puzzle feeders, and a comfortable environment can help keep them occupied.
If your schedule requires long periods away, it’s advisable to arrange for a dog walker, doggy daycare, or a trusted friend or family member to provide companionship and exercise. Additionally, consider crate training or creating a safe and comfortable space for them while you’re away.