How will your dog react when you’re not home all the time?
By Hope Bidegainberry on April 22, 2020
A dog expert says your dogs are getting so used to being around you all the time that they could suffer from, quote, “extreme separation anxiety” when this is over.
While people are working from home, dogs can build up a ‘huge reservoir’ of over-dependency’ which could see them suffer at a later date.
When left alone, dogs can chew the house, annoy the neighbors by constantly barking, urinate and defecate inside.
He advises owners to have 30 minutes breaks away from their pets several times a day in order to ease them into being alone when the lockdown ends.
Pets will see a ‘huge shock’ when the lockdown is lifted, and they need short structured training sessions in the meantime.