We have a 14 yr old female hovawart that we adopted at 14 mos. For the next 11 years, I worked primarily from home and was always with her. We ran 30 minutes every day and did several walks. On top of that I found a neighbor with a dog my dog liked and started having their dog come over during the day so that neither dog ever be alone during the day. When they were younger, they played madly and kept each other exhausted. On top of that, I bought tons of rawhides which kept both of them occupied chewing (my dog has never been into other dog toys, but she loves rawhides). So, as a diversion, I suggest rawhides so that he'll at least have something to chew on while alone. Even better would be to find a neighbor dog that could come over and spend the day while their persons are at work. That's been ideal for us and the dogs.
Answered by Anonymous - 6/16/2012 8:28:19 PM