Preparing Your Dog For Separation After Lockdown

Depending on where you live in the world, you will get out of lockdown sooner or later. If you’re a pet owner, it’s safe to say that you got used to each other’s presence during the time spent at home. While we’re all aware that humans are going to have their struggles after the pandemic ends, it’s also safe to say that dogs will suffer separation anxiety once life goes back to normal.

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If you’re currently spending all your time with your dog, it’s time to ease the pet into separation so they don’t have to deal with it all at once. “Your dog shouldn’t regress into separation anxiety issues if you stick to your training wherever you can,” Dr. Adam Boyko, a canine geneticist told This Dog’s Life.

One of the best things you can do is to start leaving your dog alone for a few minutes at a time and then extending the time. Make sure to give your dog some alone time every day so he can relax and understand that it’s normal. As long as there are periods when you don’t see each other, it will be okay when you get back to work and your daily errands.