When I was a child I would want to do something that was a bad idea and my mum would say no.. I would say ' but my friend does it' and my mother would say 'so if your friend stuck her head in the gas oven would you do it.'??Thank you for your advice, the reason I thought I could leave a puppy at home is because my friends recently got a puppy and she is the main one helping me with this process. She's already leaving her Pomeranian home alone for 7 hrs every day. They got the puppy when it was 2 months old and it's now 4 months old.
So because your friend leaves a tiny pup for 7 hours every day you think its a good idea??? Really ? Are you going to stick your head in the gas oven just because your friends do it?
I wish I knew your friend because I would be calling animal services , no dog deserves to be left alone for that long on a regular basis. There is no point in having a dog if you are going to ignore it for most of the day or lock it in a crate. Oh and if you think its ok to lock a dog in a crate for that long try it yourself , after work lock yourself in a closet with no interaction, no toilet, no entertainment and see how long it takes before you get stir crazy.. Now imagine doing that to a tiny pup in essence a baby.. Its not right.
Seriously re-think this plan and wait for a better time and until you have done a lot more reserch into responsible dog ownership and have a structured plan in place to care for your dog that doesnt include leaving it alone for hours at a time.