Will my puppy remember me if I leave for a week? Here’s the Answer

Is it bad to leave a puppy for a week?

Your work schedule and social life have to flex around your puppy’s needs. … Still, you don’t have to be with your puppy every second. Leaving them home alone for safe periods of time isn’t bad or dangerous; in fact, it’s important for them to adjust to some separation from you.

What will happen if you leave your dog for a vacation?

Leaving your lovely pet dog alone at home for long hours may cause separation anxiety in your dog, leading to various health problems in dogs.

So, if you are planning to go on a vacation or be busy for a while, then make sure to hire a good dog walker or pet sitter. Leaving your furbaby home alone for long hours for days or weeks can cause him several physical and psychological changes.

Will My Dog Remember Me After A Month?


Let’s start off with my first guide dog puppy, Stetson.

I picked up Stetson from Guide Dogs of America (GDA) as a 10 lb, 7 1/2 week old puppy.

One word describes him: ADORABLE!

Since day one Stetson was attached to my hip. We had adventures to Disneyland, train rides, Knott’s Berry Farm, movie theaters, shopping malls, you name it we did it.

When he turned 16 months old GDA called to let me know it was time for Stetson to start Guide Dog College.

Not every puppy in training makes it as a guide dog and after 2 months of formal training I got the call that Stetson was going to be career changed (the nice way of saying he was being dropped).

Would Stetson remember me after being away for 2 months? An emphatic YES!

I remember walking into the kennel area waiting for the techs to bring Stetson out for our reunion.

They came out with three very similar-looking black Labs, possibly two of Stetson’s siblings. One of the three charged toward me with unbridled enthusiasm and I knew Stetson didn’t forget me.

Your Dog Forgets You When You Leave

Are you considering putting your dog into kennels next time you go away? If so, you’re not alone. Kennels are one of the most popular boarding solutions for dogs in the UK in 2021. However, you may be wondering “do dogs miss their owners when in kennels?” Whilst this is a common concern amongst dog owners, you don’t need to worry too much. Read on to find out more about