Many of us can’t be at home all the time, especially during the week when we have to go to work. This can prove to be problematic when you have a dog at home that does not like to be left alone.
If you have a Jackapoo and you need to be away from home often, you might be wondering if you can leave him at home for a few hours. Jack Russells are known to suffer from separation anxiety, so it is work looking if this Jack Russell and Poodle mixed breed has that same quality.
Well, let’s see if Jackapoos can be left alone, and what you can do to make things easier for your pup when you are away.
Let’s get started.
Can Jackapoos Be Left Alone?
No, Jackapoos should not be left alone for long periods at a time because they have separation anxiety, and they will often display unwanted behavior such as excessive barking and aggression when left alone for long.
How Long Can A Jackapoo Be Left Alone?
Well, this all depends on the age of your furry friend. Generally speaking, an adult Jackapoo can be left alone longer than a puppy Jackapoo because a puppy requires more frequent attention and is generally not as well-trained as an adult.
I recommend that you don’t leave your Jackapoo puppy alone for more than 2 hours at a time. If you have an adult Jackapoo, then you should not leave him at home for more than 6 hours at a time.
How To Safely Keep Your Jackapoo At Home
Life happens, and sometimes we have to dash out to go to a meeting or to get some shopping done. And, it is not always possible to take our furry friends with us, so we have to leave them at home for a while.
Let’s have a look at a few things that you can do to make sure your Jackapoo is safe at home.
1.) Ask a friend or neighbor to check in
When my friend has to go away for a few hours, she will always ask me to check in on her pup while she is away. This always makes her furry friend so happy, and it keeps her mind at ease that her dog is not alone for the entire day.
2.) Get him a companion
I have 3 dogs at home, and while this can sometimes be a lot of work trying to keep them happy, it does mean that they can keep each other busy when I’m not at home. This provides them with the mental stimulation they need, and as a bonus, they play with each other in the backyard to get rid of all that pent-up energy.
3.) Hire a dog walker
Getting a dog walker to take your Jackapoo for a walk around the block while you’re away is an excellent idea to keep his separation anxiety at bay. This also gives him the much-needed exercise that he requires, so it is a win-win situation.
4.) Get him some toys
Getting your Jackapoo a few toys to play with is another excellent idea to keep him occupied when you are away from home. Try not to give him too many toys to play with though, as this can lead to him getting overwhelmed.
5.) Visit your pup during your lunch break
If you have to be at work every day, then you can head home to say hello to your Jackapoo during your lunch break. Not only will this mean the world to your furry friend, but it will also give you a much-needed break from work.
6.) Give him exercise before you leave
If you need to head out to work in the mornings, take some time to take your Jackapoo for a walk around the block, or play with him for a bit in the backyard. This will get rid of all that pent-up energy and it is the ideal way for your pup to start the day.
As you can see, it is not recommended to leave your Jackapoo alone for long periods at a time. They get anxious when they are not near you, and this can cause them to bark a lot or display aggressive behavior.
If you have to be away from your furry friend for long, then make sure that he is safe at home and that he is occupied. Getting a friend to check in on him every now and again is a great way to keep his separation anxiety at bay.
Another great way to keep him from being lonely is to get him a companion to play with when you are away.