Avoiding the back to School Puppy Blues

With everyone gearing up to head back to school. The lazy days of summer coming to an end. Routines and schedules are changing and this  can mean loneliness and boredom for your dog.

Many dog owner find this time of the year is when they experience behavior problems with their dogs.

  • Chewing things
  • Soiling in the house
  • excessive barking
  • Emotional stress or depression

Never punish your dog for these behaviors, as it will make your dog more fearful and the behavior will increase.

Tips for Managing anxiety

  • Start by leaving your dog alone for short periods of time.
  • Create a schedule for exercising your dog in the morning before everyone leaves.
  • Once it is time to leave don’t make a big deal over it. Your dog  will pick up on your emotions and get emotional to.
  • Leave some interactive toys for him to enjoy while you are away.
  • When you return home don’t get your dog over stimulated.
  • It is easy to forget your dog after a long day at work. Trying to help the  kids with homework. Remember that your dog has been waiting for you all day and has unspent energy. Get out and take a walk and give them play time.

If you leave your dog with things to do then he will be busy and not so lonely. Zoe enjoying a bully stick.

 

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Posted on September 2, 2013, in Health and safety for dogs and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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