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I want to help my dog with staying home alone

HOW TO HELP YOUR DOG STAY ALONE?

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Help your dog cope with your absence with an ADAPTIL Calm Home Diffuser

  • Clinically proven to help dogs stay alone.
  • Improvements seen as early as the first 7 days.
  • Best results after 3-4 weeks of continuous use.
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Prepare a “home alone survival kit”

  • Create a comfortable and safe place for your dog to stay (out of harm's way).
  • Provide lots of chew toys and other distractions to keep your dog occupied.
  • Play soothing sounds like classical music, to help your dog relax.
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Departure and homecoming: discretion is a must!

  • Try not to make a big deal about leaving. You don't want your dog to think there's something to "worry" about.
  • When you return, wait until your dog is calm before saying "HI" or interacting with them.
  • Never punish your dog for any destruction, barking or mess in your absence. This would simply increase their worries and make it more likely to happen again.
  • Every dog is different and for difficult cases we recommend speaking with a qualified dog trainer or behaviourist.
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We recommend:

ADAPTIL Calm Home Diffuser

Plug in where your dog stays alone for at least 30 days.

ADAPTIL Calm Refill

Provide constant comfort to your dog with a monthly refill.

Tips to help your dog to be calm when home alone

Your dog is, as all dogs, a highly social animal, feeling better and more confident when you are around. However, you can’t take your dog with you everywhere (sure that would be cool, but...no can do!).

How can you tell if your dog is having issues when home alone?

Since you are -well obviously- not there, how can you know what happens? Ask your neighbours, they might hear some whining or barking. Check your door frames for scratch marks. Consider a doggy camera so you can monitor your dog while you're out. Or your dog might leave some very obvious signs, like destroying your shoes, furniture, or soiling the house.

So what can you do?

  • Prepare for your absence by giving your dog plenty of exercise before, and plenty of distraction during your time away
  • Avoid making a big fuss when you leave, and ignore your dog if they're super excited when you come back
  • Reward your dog when they settle down and play quietly with you around
  • Plug in an ADAPTIL Calm Home Diffuser to release “comforting messages” that will help calm and comfort your dog

ADAPTIL Calm Home Diffuser is clinically proven to help dogs cope with staying alone after just one month:

  • 91% less destruction to furniture and belongings
  • 75% less house soiling
  • 65% less barking