The kids are back in school, and your dog is feeling a little down. What can you do to help them adjust? Dogs often get attached to the kids, and when they return to school, they may feel lost without them. Here are four tips to help your dog adjust during this time of transition.
First, make sure your dog has plenty of exercise. A tired dog is a happy dog, and when they have pent-up energy, they are more likely to be anxious.
Secondly, continue to include them in family activities as much as possible. Dogs are social creatures and need interaction to stay happy. If the kids are gone all day, make sure to spend some quality time with your pup in the evenings.
Third, provide them with plenty of mental stimulation. This can be in the form of food puzzles, Kongs filled with peanut butter, or even just teaching them new tricks.
Lastly, if your dog is having a hard time adjusting, consider taking them to doggy daycare a few days a week. This will help them get out of the house and socialize with other dogs, which can be very beneficial.
However, If you are lucky enough to live in or around Nassau County, New York, Fido Fitness Club®‘s indoor, off-leash dog park gives dogs an opportunity to play together with other dogs in our indoor dog park. We are a one-stop shop for all your dog needs, and we offer Pick-Up and Delivery services with our Fetching Fido® SUV. With all the fun they will be having, they won’t miss the kids that much.
We hope these tips help your furry friend adjust to the back-to-school blues! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us. We are always happy to help!
If you follow these tips, your dog will be able to adjust to the kids being back in school, and everyone will be happy! What do you do to help your dog adjust to changes in the family schedule? Share your tips in the comments!