I’ve had lots of owners expressing concern on their pups developing separation issues post lock down.
I thought I would take this opportunity to highlight a few simple tips:
Keep comings and goings calm and low key
Ditch the food bowl and only feed through interactive toys
Give your pup a chew/stuffed Kong and practice leaving for short periods
Return to your pup and feed a few treats in addition to the chew
Start to increase the distance and duration you’re away
This will teach your pup that when you go, you come back
If they become distressed, reduce the distance/duration next time
Spend time in another room, incorporate this into your daily routine
Exercise them at the start of the day (a tired dog is a happy dog)
Try a plugin diffuser such as ADAPTIL which releases calming pheromones
Look at our Amazon Puppy Equipment Wishlist for some great ideas on chews and toys, click HERE.