Does your dog experience separation anxiety? Whether you spend long hours at the office or you’re planning your next vacation, it’s important to consider how your furry friends cope with your absence. Fortunately, doggy daycare can be a great solution to help alleviate the symptoms of separation anxiety in dogs.
To start, let’s take a look at what separation anxiety is and the symptoms pet parents should keep an eye out for.
Common Signs of Separation Anxiety in Dogs
According to the American Kennel Club, dogs with separation anxiety are unable to find comfort when they are left alone or separated from their family members. This anxiety may resort to destructive behavior such as chewing on furniture, digging holes, or barking excessively.
So, how can you tell if your dog has separation anxiety? Here are some other symptoms to look out for:
- Howling, barking or whining
- Excessive excitement upon your return
- Anxious behavior before you leave
- Drooling and panting
Practice Your Pup’s Social Skills
First and foremost, doggy daycare provides a safe and social environment for dogs to interact in their packs. This can help to reduce the stress and anxiety that dogs feel when left alone at home, as they are able to engage in stimulating activities and play with other dogs.
Here at Hounds Town, our dogs are thoroughly evaluated based on size and temperament, ensuring your pup will be placed with other furry friends that have similar personalities. From there, they are slowly introduced to new dogs with our trained staff keeping a watchful eye on the room to maintain a positive environment.
Doggie Daycare Helps Establish a Routine
If you’ve recently had a change in your daily routine, your dog may be sensing it. Dogs are creatures of habit and thrive on predictability and routine. Familiarity and consistency help your pup feel secure. By taking them to doggy daycare regularly, you can create structure in their weekly routine. It also helps if you’re going to be away at work when your dog may otherwise be left alone.
All Day Play Provides Needed Exercise
By getting a full day of fun and activity, your pup will reap all the health benefits. Regular exercise helps dogs just like it does humans; it helps reduce stress and makes our dogs happier. Group play is the perfect environment for your dog to get out all their energy and socialize with furry friends. You may see reduced symptoms of dog separation anxiety following regular visits to Hounds Town.
First Day of Doggy Daycare is Free at Hounds Town
As a pet parent, you may feel some separation anxiety yourself when thinking about leaving your dog in someone else’s hands. We understand and are here to answer any of your questions. Hounds Town customers have seen the positive results of doggy daycare firsthand; just read a few of the success stories.