For most of us, the coronavirus outbreak has made a dramatic impact upon our lives. Whether home on furlough, working from home or homeschooling, all of a sudden our routines changed unexpectedly and our existences became almost entirely home-based.
As far as your dog is concerned, the last few weeks have been a blast! Suddenly all the best people in their life are around non-stop, with all of the accompanying perks that brings. What more could Fido want?
…until things start slowly to return to a version of normal and it’s time to go back to school, work and some form of the previous routines that we had in place. Whilst we might breathe a sigh of relief, our pets may not be feeling the same and problems with separation anxiety could creep in.
Dogs are a sociable species who are designed to live in packs and need the company of others. They need to learn that it’s ok to be left alone as part of their training, and as their owners it’s down to us to teach them that they can be happy and secure whilst they are on their own.