Pets grow accustom to being with the kids and family more during school breaks, especially summer, the longest school break. School begins again and many pets find themselves alone for long periods of time and may have a difficult time adjusting.
Create a daily routine that ensures your children and pets will continue to spend quality time together, including:
- Exercise and play in the morning before they leave the house
- Extra attention and play when they get home from school
- Exercise and “family time” in the evening
Keep your dog busy and stimulated with interactive dog toys like KONGs that you can stuff and even freeze. Puzzle feeders and puzzle toys can also fend off some boredom for your pooch.
Your dog is probably used to hearing the sounds of the family and kids in particular in the house when the family is at home. Leaving the radio or TV on low volume for them while you're gone can make them feel more comfortable.
Dog Walkers can come right to your home or business and take your pet out for a stroll, or just play with them. Dog Day Care is a nice drop off solution while you are at work or running errands and many dogs love the socialization.
Some pets and pet owners need additional options or a combination of tools to address the pet's anxiety. There are many care plans available.
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