Back to School Blues
Our pets get used to the months of constant playtime and when their friends disappear they can become upset. Many dogs will whine and wait by the front door but eventually adjust. But millions of dogs can feel abandoned, sad and unable to cope - they look for ways to lash out. Some will bark, while, howl and others become destructive or have accidents.
~ Make your departure a happy time with toys and treats
~ Create a place in the house where the dog feels safe
~ Don't indulge behavior with baby talk or sympathy
~ Try taking your pet to doggy daycare to play with other dogs
~ When your child gets home from school have them play with the dog
~ See a veterinarian if it doesn't improve