Your dog is habitual of seeing you around them. They love to play and have your attention. However, it is not always possible for you to be around your dog all the time. Leaving them at home for extended periods of times may cause them develop issues such as separation anxiety and aggression. Below mentioned are a few essentials you must have before leaving your dog alone at home:
- If your dog exhibits signs such howling, whining, pacing and scratching the door while you are preparing to leave, they may not like you leaving them alone at all. Calming chews like BarkBones can help you ease their anxiety and calm them down. They come in many different flavors so you can get the one which is your dog’s favorite chews and give it to them just when you are about to leave. They not only alleviate additional stress but also help normalize your dog’s energy levels.
- You can get a pet radio for your dog to listen to. Put on some soothing music that keeps your dog occupied for at least a couple of hours and also eases them into a comfort zone when you are about to leave. There are specific songs available that emit certain frequencies to calm your dog down.
- Make sure on going out, you leave plenty of water and food in plain sight in case you get stuck somewhere, your dog doesn’t have to starve. This will also prevent them from chewing and scratching things they shouldn’t in the first place.
- Make sure you have your dog’s crate in place. Make sure it is clean and has a cozy blanket so if your dog feels like sleeping, they do so easily.
- You can also leave some of your dog’s favorite toys nearby for them to play with and keep them busy. Babble Balls provide endless hours of entertainment for your pup. You can stuff toys with tasty goodies so it keeps attracting your dog for a decent amount of time, preventing them from getting bored.
- If your dog gets really anxious and shows disruptive behavior whenever you leave them alone, you can also tie them to a short leash to keep them in one place. Leave lots of treats, food and water close by to prevent them from trying to escape, chew or dig.