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Going back to school can be a stressful time for everyone, including the family pet. Pets are creatures of habit and it is important to establish clear rules and a set schedule to ensure they will be happy and well adjusted. This is especially true for dogs, because they tend to depend on their owner’s attention more so than cats. Check out these tips to help your pet transition into the new routine and avoid bad behaviors.
Separation Anxiety: With everyone at work or school for long periods, dogs left alone can become stressed, resulting in destructive behaviors and endless attention.
Boredom: Dogs sleep during the day, but when they wake up, they want something to do. It doesn’t take much to entertain a dog, even when you are not home.
Shelter: Dogs need to have their own “home,” a place where they feel secure and comfortable. If your dog doesn’t already have a place of his own, create one for them.
Unusual Behavior: A stressed dog can begin to exhibit bad behaviors, such as jumping up or biting. Sometimes a dog will greet children roughly when they arrive home from school, even knocking a child to the floor. After being alone all day, the dog’s pent-up energy may cause him to overact.
This information is brought to you by Bark Busters Home Dog Training, the world’s largest, most trusted dog training company. Bark Busters is the only international dog training company that offers guaranteed lifetime support. For more information, call us at 813-501-4985 or contact your local dog behavioral therapist at 1-877-500-BARK (2275) or by visiting www.BarkBusters.com
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