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