Hi everyone! I need some advice. I'm going to be moving in with my boyfriend in the summer, and we're both desperate to get a puppy. I've wanted one for years but been living in uni accommodation so couldn't have pets, and we've decided the summer would be a perfect time to get a furry little friend I've been researching breeds, we want a small to mid size dog with long hair as I'm allergic to short hair (weird I know). I've got my heart set on a cockapoo, I think it would be the perfect breed for us. I just wanted some advice about leaving him alone through the day. We both work, but my boyfriend is a teacher so he will have the 6 weeks holiday off to look after him at first, and I can take holiday time after if needed. I'd be able to walk him in the morning before work, and other half could take him after work as he's normally home around 4. Can the dog be trained to be left alone through the day? And how do we go about it? I know it's not great to leave a dog alone, but surely there's a way to do it, else hardly anyone would have a dog! Any advice would be appreciated, I'm so excited to meet my new best friend who I've been waiting for for years!