In my opinion, you can give some freedom to a dog at about one year of age. With my dogs, I start with a nice walk or some play, before I put them on their place. Then I leave for 15 minutes. A lot can happen in a short time and the dogs could destroy something. However, in order to see what your dogs are doing when you’re away, you have to actually leave at some point to find out. If everything is fine when you return, you continue the routine and you can begin to give your dog a little more freedom. Before long you will see, that your dog understands how to be responsible in the home, even when you’re away.
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