You may have to work from nine to five, and there has been no one to accompany your dog. Maybe leaving your dog alone is your only choice. Now, this does not mean that your pet is enjoying it. Have you ever wondered what happens when your dog sees you driving away?
In this article, we will briefly discuss how long leaving your dog alone is actually too long, and find some ways to help your friend overcome separation anxiety.
Leave the dog alone: the dog will become lonelyLeave your dog alone-remember, dogs are social animals. Therefore, the need for company and social interaction throughout the day is their genes. Puppies younger than 14 months should not be alone for long periods of time.
Puppies are at a critical age to develop social skills, which will help them throughout their lives. Leaving them at home is a waste of time. But adult dogs can also feel lonely when they are alone for too long.
Leaving the dog alone will cause his stress
Leave your dog alone-Generally speaking, the length of time the dog is left alone by the owner depends on the lifestyle of the person or family. In an ordinary nuclear family, children spend an average of 8 hours in school, almost the same as their working parents.
Taking into account the time they spend on commuting and running errands after school or after get off work, we expect this dog to spend an average of 10-12 hours alone every day. This time is too long.
Of course, some owners may say that this has been the case for many years, and their dogs look good. These dogs just adapted to situations they really couldn't control.
But dogs that have difficulty adapting to this situation will suffer stress (dog obsessive-compulsive disorder). They will show it through unwelcome behaviors such as chewing or barking.
What should you do then?
You can take a variety of measures to reduce his time alone. Some of them are:
- Come home for lunch
- Plan to work at home one day if that is a possibility
- Bring your dog to work occasionally
- Arrange for someone to come home and walk your dog
- Get an interactive camera to talk to your dog from work