Handling Separation Anxiety Now That Kids Are Back At School

If your dog suffers from separation anxiety, you’re not alone. Many dog parents struggle with how to deal with this problem when their kids go back to school, and they’re left at home alone again.

You can do a few things to help ease your dog’s anxiety and make the transition easier for everyone. First, try to create a routine for your dog. This means walking them at the same time each day, feeding them at the same time, and letting them go to the bathroom regularly.

Second, give them plenty of exercise. A tired dog is a happy dog, so take them on long walks, play fetch in the backyard, or sign up for a dog-walking service, like Doggy-Detail.

Third, provide them with plenty of mental stimulation. This can be in the form of food-dispensing toys or Kongs filled with peanut butter.

Finally, ensure you’re giving your dog plenty of love and attention when you are home. Separation anxiety is often caused by a lack of attention from their guardians, so ensure you’re giving them plenty of belly rubs and ear scratches.

Do You Work Long Hours or Will Be Away For a Specific Time?

If you work long hours, you can do a few things to help ease your dog’s separation anxiety. If you’ve tried all the anxiety tips and tricks and your dog is still showing signs of separation anxiety, you might need to look into hiring a dog walking service.

At Doggy-Detail, we offer several packages to keep your furry loved one occupied and looked after. One of the services we offer is Doggy & Puppy Playtime! This service is at your home, and we do ask that you have a fence, invisible or physical and that you’re home during this service. With this service, one of our professionals will play with your dog and give them lots of exercise and undivided attention. We know you can be busy with laundry, the kids, cooking dinner, or other household chores. This will keep your dog out from under your feet.

Another service we offer is Dog Walking, which is exactly what it sounds like. With this service, we arrive at your home for a 20-minute visit. We will take your dog out for a walk and pick up any waste during this time. Free add-ons for this service include:

  • Wiping your dog’s paws.
  • Bringing in your mail.
  • Taking out the trash.
  • Switching lights on or off.
  • Filling up your dog’s food and water bowls.

We’re also happy to administer any oral medication.

If you’re away for the day and would like a Visit N’ Play, we can come to your home for a 20-minute visit. We’ll play fetch, tug-of-war, or whatever your pup enjoys most. Playtime will be either inside or outside, depending on the weather. And after the visit, you’ll receive a detailed summary of how our visit went in your Doggy Detail Journal.

Will you be away for an extended period and can’t take your dog? At Doggy-Detail, we offer Pet Sitting services. Our trained professionals are accredited with Pet Sitters International. Your furry friend is family at Doggy-Detail. During our visit, and at request, we can water your plants, turn lights on and off, close blinds and curtains, bring in any mail and packages, and administer any oral medication for your dog. Depending on the package you purchase, we offer 30-minute visits or overnight visits. And if you have a cat, we’re also happy to pet sit and take care of them too.

Choose Doggy-Detail For Any Separation Anxiety Needs

Relax and enjoy your time away, knowing your beloved pet is in experienced and loving hands. Separation anxiety is tough on dogs and their owners. It’s crucial to find a trustworthy professional to provide the best possible care for your furry friend. Doggy-Detail is here to help! We have a wide range of services to choose from, all of which can be customized to your pet’s specific needs.

With a little bit of patience and effort, you can help your dog overcome separation anxiety.