Can blue heelers be left alone?

Yes, blue heelers can be left alone. However, it’s not recommended to leave them for long periods. They are not solitary dogs and are often extremely attached to their owners. They crave attention, so can suffer from separation anxiety, becoming bored, unhappy, and even destructive.

Because of this, blue heelers aren’t the best dogs for people who work 9 to 5, or who live alone.

When you do have to leave them on their own it’s important to let them have something to keep them occupied, such as a strong chewing toy or puzzle. And when you get home, give them plenty of exercise so they can have some fun and burn off some of that pent-up energy.