I think you should just plan on taking your st bernard out every couple of hours until he is older. My big boy is 14 months old now and he goes out first thing in the morning, again before I go to work @ 8:00 am, then at noon when I'm off for lunch, and as soon as I get home at 5:30. He comes to wake us up in the morning if he wants out before we're up, and he acts silly during the day if he wants out, jumping around and looking at the door.
I disagree about them being outside dogs though...they are certainly happy to be outside with their families, or if you have a nice yard for him, but they aren't happy to be outside if the family is inside and it will break a saint's heart to be excluded in that way. Our Klaus goes everywhere with us (almost) and when I'm at work, he's in the house, as I don't have a fenced yard (and he would get out anyway).
Answered by Anonymous - 4/5/2012 7:56:31 PM