How long to leave a dog alone?

I’m hoping to get a dog in the future but I have an 8am-5pm job plus about a 20-30 minute commute each way. I feel like my dream of having a dog is squashed because of these hours.. What is the longest you leave/half left your dog alone for your job? I’ve owned a dog before but at the time, the responsibility... show more I’m hoping to get a dog in the future but I have an 8am-5pm job plus about a 20-30 minute commute each way.
I feel like my dream of having a dog is squashed because of these hours..
What is the longest you leave/half left your dog alone for your job?

I’ve owned a dog before but at the time, the responsibility was split between myself and a partner.
17 answers 17