They are cute little dogs but neither Cockers or Poodles should be left alone all day. You may end up with a nervous, neurotic little dog that chews your carpet, pees on your rug, and snaps at visitors. Of course, you may be just fine, since it depends on the dog. I would not recommend trying it. I would recommend telling your daughter to look for an alternative that will be better off if left alone during the day.