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So, my Isaac has been home 5 days and I love him millions :)
The dilemma is, tomorrow my daddy is renewing his wedding vows in cornwall, so do I take the puppy and leave him in the car in his crate for the 45min ceremony, and then leave him in the crate when we have lunch, then home. Or do I leave him at home in his crate from 9 - 12.30 then my mum said shed pop round and let him out then 1 - 4. I don't have anyone who will come and puppy sit all day, I've tried everyone.
Another issue is that he hasn't had all his jabs, so should really stay indoors.
:( I don't know what to do. I clearly can't not go to the vows thing.
 

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I would leave him at home in his secure environment. Lolly took quite a while to get used to the car and would cry with worry when I just put her in and left her to go round to the drivers side!! Maybe leave a kong filled with peanut butter and kibble in the freezer for your mum to give Isaac when she leaves to keep him busy. Make sure he gets lots of wearing out play time before you leave and put the radio on and I'm sure he'll be fine.
 

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I agree - leaving him at home would be best.
Tire him our first, I find running up and down stairs really helps tire out pups :D and then leave lots and lots of interesting things for him to investigate. I find it best to leave really smelly things (vincent will ignore the world for some smelly fish!!)

And when your mum visits get her to try and tire him out again too! And refill any empty kong/treats
 

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Another great idea is to make a digging box. I use an old box, fill it up with screwed news paper and hide, treats, toys and things for them to chew inside. Your room will be messy when you get home but you will have a pup with something to do whilst you are away.
 

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I used to put Eric in his Crate in the kitchen and leave the door open but section the bottom area of the kitchen off so he had a small run to play in whilst i wasn't around. i think different things work for different people/puppies. I am not sure it would still work if just in a crate,,, it might be too cramped.
 

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Another great idea is to make a digging box. I use an old box, fill it up with screwed news paper and hide, treats, toys and things for them to chew inside. Your room will be messy when you get home but you will have a pup with something to do whilst you are away.
Hi Sara

This seems like a good idea as it keeps them busy for a while so might give this a try.. my only worry is that Betty might eat the paper???
 

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Hi Colin,

I suppose Betty might eat the paper but in my experience they just sit and rip it to shreads and although this seems like a pain to clean it is litterally a 2 min dustpan and brush job!! It is also cheap and avoids them looking to get into any other kind of naughtyness!!
 

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Another great idea is to make a digging box. I use an old box, fill it up with screwed news paper and hide, treats, toys and things for them to chew inside. Your room will be messy when you get home but you will have a pup with something to do whilst you are away.
WOW what a fab Idea..I have just come home to my first pair of wrecked boots...thought he would be fine as my nephews came round to wear him out before we left and I thought he'd sleep but no, he obviously had other ideas. Will def try this!! Thanks :D
 

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Another great idea is to make a digging box. I use an old box, fill it up with screwed news paper and hide, treats, toys and things for them to chew inside. Your room will be messy when you get home but you will have a pup with something to do whilst you are away.
I bloody love this idea, properly love it!!! I'm going to get a fruit box (the large, low side ones) from the shops and start making Archie a digging box ... if there i one thing that makes Archie happy keeps him occupied is digging, man my puppy loves to dig!!!

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