10 ways to prevent separation anxiety in dogs

Gradual departures: Gradually increase the time spent away from your dog to help them adjust to your absence.


Create a safe space: Create a comfortable, safe space for your dog to retreat to when you're not home.


Leave a scent: Leave an article of clothing with your scent on it for your dog to smell while you're away.


Keep them busy: Provide your dog with interactive toys or puzzles to keep them occupied.


Hire a dog walker: Hire a dog walker or pet sitter to provide companionship and exercise while you're away.


Practice independence: Train your dog to be comfortable being alone by gradually increasing the time you spend away from them.


Routine is important: Stick to a routine for feeding, walking, and playtime to create a sense of stability.


Stay calm: Avoid making a big deal out of leaving or returning home to prevent creating anxiety in your dog.


Calming aids: Consider using calming aids such as pheromone sprays, supplements, or medication to ease anxiety.


Seek professional help: Consult a professional trainer or veterinarian if your dog's separation anxiety persists.


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