We are thinking of geting a miniture Labradoodle puppie. The problem is that my mum works, she leaves for work at 9.00am and gets back at 4.00pm so the dog will be alone for 7 hours. We would take her for a walk in the morning and again as soon as we get home. We will let her outside in the garden in the morning before the walk also. For the first few months, we will be able to come home for lunch to make sure she is ok. We would crate train her and leave toys for her to play with and also a warm blaket. We will leave food and water also. We know that she will go to toilet in the crate, so we are also going to leave puppie training pads but we could really use some advice on what you think we should do? Is it cruel to leave a young dog alone in the day?