Having a Boston terrier puppy is a big commitment, and just like a baby we want to spend as much time as possible with them when we first have them.
However, most of us have to also go out to work to earn money, and most bosses would not be pleased to hear that we want to book a month of work to settle the new puppy into the home.
If there is nobody else at home whilst you are at work there are a number of ways in which you can help to provide your Boston puppy with a fun and entertaining environment.
Many people leave the puppy in the crate whilst they are out, but some may feel that they prefer to give their beloved pup more space and entertainment, especially if he is still getting used to the new home.
One option is to leave the pup in a room that has a floor that can be easily cleaned (no carpets - remember the risk of accidents!), and with a baby gate or other large enclosure that will stop him from escaping from the room.
He will be able to run around and see out, but at the same time will be safe and won’t be able to get to other parts of the home and wreak havoc whilst you are out!
There are a number of things that you should leave in his new play area. You should have somewhere for him to sleep, such as one of the fleece beds that you can get from pet shops or even his crate with the door removed (this is a good idea, as it allows the pup to get used to the crate for future use.
You should always make sure you leave fresh water for him, although do not leave food unless it is his feeding time.
You should also leave facilities for him to take a pee if he needs to, such as the special pads or even some old newspaper - this could save you having to clean up “big puddles” every day!
Finally, leave some appropriate toys for him to entertain himself. Do not leave things such as rawhide products, pigs ears, and plastic toys. Instead choose products that he will be able to safely play with when alone, such as rope and fleece toys.
As an additional extra you could even try leaving the radio on whilst you are out. Don’t be tempted to leave him listening to the latest death metal track!
Instead, pop on some soothing music that will help him to relax and will eliminate other noises that may make him jumpy such as the phone or doorbell ringing.