No tricks, just treats! Halloween is right around the corner, and while pet parents may be gearing up for spooky costumes and haunted houses, your pup may not be in the same spirit. There are many universal things that frighten dogs, from vacuum cleaners and thunderstorms to fire alarms, but did you know that you could be causing stress and fear to your dog unintentionally?
Take a look at the biggest contributors to your dog’s anxiety. By eliminating these behaviors, you could provide peace of mind and develop a deeper bond and a happier pup!
Changes in Routine
Dogs thrive on routine and sudden changes can lead to anxiety. Whether it’s being left alone during the day, alterations to their daily walk schedule, or unexpected trick-or-treaters, providing consistency in their routine can offer a sense of security.
When a dog first comes to Hounds Town, we ask pet parents to give it a few days to allow their dog to become fully comfortable with the new environment and to start seeing the benefits of routine doggy daycare. Many dogs may be shy to open up at first, but once they get accustomed to their new pack, they’ll never want to leave!
Lack of Proper Socialization
Proper socialization is crucial for dogs to feel confident in new surroundings. This can include visits to unfamiliar homes or encounters with strangers. Dogs with little exposure to new people, animals and environments are prone to increased anxiety and easily spooked over socialized pets. By gradually exposing dogs to different environments, you can help build their confidence and reduce fear.
Doggy daycare at Hounds Town is a great opportunity to socialize your pup with similar-mannered dogs in a safe and controlled environment. We’ve seen dogs shine through insecurity and transform into confident pets both here and at home.
Being Home Alone for Long Periods
Dogs are social animals who find comfort in being with their pack. If your dog spends extended periods alone, it may lead to feelings of loneliness and even anxiety. That’s why Hounds Town daycare may be a great solution to leaving your pet alone all day or while you’re out trick or treating. Pet parents find comfort that their pooch will be with their friends all day long and come home tired from the mental and physical stimulation.
At Hounds Town, we understand the importance of providing a safe and comforting environment for your furry family members. With our dedication to routine, socialization, and companionship, we’ve witnessed dogs transform into confident, happy companions.
Explore the benefits of doggy daycare at a Hounds Town nearest you!