My 7-year-old boy Jackson is a black lab/German shepherd mix and he's a complete needy clinger. And he's a big love. Worse, his sister died two months ago (they'd been together since 8 weeks) and my son moved out about the same time. He's never been alone and I have to put in at least partial time in my office. I'm thinking a brief walk or throwing the ball in the backyard for an hour. Let him go potty. Get a good drink. He's free in the house. No need to restrain him. He would have to meet someone first but then he will cry a LOT when someone comes in. He's LOVES to play ball. Throw from the deck (he'd do it all day). I haven't walked him a lot but he obeys the leash.. 1 Dog. Services Needed: Walker.