Summer is a dog’s favorite time of the year.
Your kids are home all summer long and the rest of the family is usually around more often as well. Most dogs love people, and now that it’s fall, they are likely to have to spend a bit more time by themselves, which can make some dogs very anxious. So, how do you ease your dog back into your fall routine? Our veterinarian in North Merrick has come up with this list of tips to help:
#1. Develop a new routine and try to stick with it as much as you can.
Pets, much like small children, do best when they have a predictable routine. That is one of the reasons why a dog will get so stressed when things change too quickly. The sooner your dog will be able to predict your routine, like what time you leave in the morning and come back home in the evening, the sooner your dog will be comfortable with your new fall routine.
#2. Make other arrangements if you plan to be gone for a long period of time.
Do whatever you can to keep your dog well cared for when you have to leave them alone for a long period of time. A great option is to hire a dog walker for an afternoon stroll. Not only will this help to get your dog’s energy out, but it gives them a chance to get out of the house and be around other people and dogs.
Want to learn about a couple more things you can do to ease your dog back into your fall routine? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog.