In this post, I going to share some tips on leaving your dog home alone. Remember it is not a good idea to leave your dog home alone for more than 24 hours. Finding someone to check in on it is the best option. But here are some tips and dog supplies for the occasionally long workday or day trip. Before you go, you should try to weary out your dog. Go for a long walk, run or something else physically active. It will help it relax and hopefully leave to longer napping while you are gone.
Other pretreat measurements include making sure your pet has plenty of water and food, a place to use the bathroom and lots of toys. If you won’t be back by dinner time or plan on coming back the next day, consider leaving a pet automatic food water feeder. For over-eater, offer an electronic automatic feeder that allows you to schedule feeding. One once of water per pound of body weight is a good rule of proper daily hydration.
Next if your dog doesn’t have an access to a yard that someone can let him or her out, then you need to set up a spot to use the bathroom. Training pads are great for indoor use. I will test this out for a few times so that I don’t come home with messy surprise.
With physical needs met, the last thing is to keep your dog’s mind distracted from missing you. Keep toys available. Interactive toys are very good for mental stimulation. Avoid bones to choking hazard. Your dog can be active for hours playing with toys.
Our last tip to ease your dog’s separation anxiety is to leave a shirt with your scent on it. And simply leave the television on. You can put on an animal program or soothing music. Your dog will appreciate the familiar sound.