In nature, dogs are almost never away from their pack. It is our job to help make this unnatural situation less stressful! Here are five tips to help ease separation anxiety:
1) Before you go on your vacation take your dog for a nice long walk and let him run around. This will leave him tired and in a resting state after you leave.
2) Don’t touch, pet, or talk to him right before you leave. The excitement of you will have him all worked up and then troubled when your out of sight. Just drop him off and don’t make it a big deal.
3) Leave him with a blanket that smells like home. Nothing big or inconvenient just something that will keep him calm and comforted in his new surroundings.
4) Finally, do your best to ensure that the setting will be calm and peaceful while you are gone. Ask questions and take a look at where he will be staying, it will help your nerves too.
We do our best to cater to you and your dogs. Visit Adneyhaus Private Kennels to see all of the special ways we take care of your dog.