Going On A Trip Without Your Dog
When you leave, does your dog know when you are coming back?
Most dogs have a specific reaction to their families coming and going. Your pup might follow you to the door when you leave and be sleeping on the doormat when you return. Or, your pup might be one that plops herself on her bed after her morning walk, and doesn’t move until it’s time for her evening walk; with no care as to your comings and goings.
Whatever the reaction your dog gives, do you think they know when you are leaving for an extended period of time versus just a few hours? Our friends at Whole Dog Journal asked that question recently and got some pretty cute responses. Read them here and see if you might want to add your comments too!
We are heading into Fall and the holiday season, so now is the time when we go on trips, leaving our pups behind. Whether you are the experienced traveler or this is a once a year occurrence, we could all use some advice on what to do to prepare our pups for when we leave without them. The AKC has some great tips on how to prepare and what to do to relieve some of the stress that comes with leaving our pets at home. Check that out here.
We would like to mention that if your dog is destructive when you leave your house, that can be separation anxiety. This is an behavioral diagnosis that needs attention, especially if it is keeping you from leaving the house and enjoying your life. If you think your dog is having separation anxiety issues, please call us. We can get you the help you need. 602-237-6775