Leaving Your Dog Home Alone


You will need to consider your dog’s care when you must leave him home alone. Try not to leave your dog alone for long periods of time. If it is an occasional event, consider asking a friend to stop by to visit with your dog. If it happens more frequently like when you go to work or school, consider enrolling your dog in doggy day care or hiring a dog walker. You can also ask a friend who is home to let your dog come to visit especially if they have a dog themselves. For short periods, leave your dog engaging toys to play with. Don’t make a big deal when you leave so it doesn’t reinforce separation anxiety. Make sure your dog is well fed and gets plenty of exercise so he will most likely nap while you are away. Learn more from your Colorado Springs, CO veterinary clinic.


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