Who doesn’t wish they could stay at home playing with their dog or bring their dog with them everywhere they go? However, it’s just not possible in every situation. Leaving your dog at home can feel horrible, but there are things you can do to make leaving easier for both you and your dog.
Hire a Dogsitter
One of the first things you can do is hire a dogsitter to take care of your dog while you’re gone. While it won’t be as good as you being home, it’s one of the best ways to entertain your furry buddy while you’re away.
Get Toys for Them
One thing you can do to make both you and your furry baby feel better when you leave is to invest in some good toys. Pick fun toys your pup can use and play with even when you aren’t at home so that they have a source of stimulation. Today, there are even toys that you can control even remotely to play with your pets while you’re on the go.
Anxiety Separation Training
One of the most difficult parts of leaving a dog at home is the anxiety they can feel when you aren’t around. When their anxiety manifests into poor behaviors, this separation anxiety can make you feel even more guilty or concerned about leaving the house. Luckily, there are ways to prevent separation anxiety, such as gradual preventative training. If your pup already struggles with this problem, consult a dog trainer and veterinarian to help.
Use a Daycare
Another excellent option to help you get over the guilt of leaving your dog at home is to instead use a daycare center. Daycare visits allow pups to mingle with others and have the protection and oversight of professionals. While they’ll still miss you, they can have a lot of fun at these daycares and spend that excess energy.
While leaving your baby at home may never feel completely guilt-free, these methods will allow you to rest assured that your furry friend is still enjoying their day.