Hi All. I have been doing my research on dogs over the last year and the V is definitely my favorite I am ready to buy one after Christmas,but the only thing that I am concerned about is leaving it alone as I have read that they get very stressed?? Does anyone have any experience of this?? As i would hate to make it unhappy!!! I work shifts 6.30am-2.45pm 2.45pm-11.00pm but have family, Mother and Sister who will visit a few times in week to take dog to there home or put it on Treadmill when I am in work so I would say on average it will be alone for about 4 hrs a day. Thanks in advance for any advice.