I have a miniature maltese. He is a little over a year old. He stays in a dog crate while I am at work. He has never been upset about it. Actually, now, he seems to know when I am leaving and goes to the crate by himself. I keep his chew toys and a blanket in there, along with food and water.
: I've just recently started my search of purebreed dogs and the Maltese is one of the few breeds that fits what I would consider to be an ideal breed for myself.
: My question though is this. I know that most puppies and adult dogs can suffer from seperation anxiety. Of course I wouldn't want to cause undue anxiety to my best friend, but I do work during the day. If I planned on coming home every day at lunch to play with my puppy and let them use the potty (I plan on trying the litter box training technique) would I be asking for trouble in the seperation anxiety area?
: If I haven't been very clear I'm sorry, guess my only concern is how the puppy/dog would adjust to having me home in the morning until 7:30. Home again for 40 min at lunch. And then home again by 4:30.