Most dog owners are reluctant to leave their dogs alone at home while they head off to work, but some enjoy it since they can take a short break.
Has anyone wondered what happens to your dog when you are not at home?
The dog must be very happy as they can do whatever it wants, is that really true?
According to an article published on Dailymail UK, scientists have revealed that dogs spend up to half an hour howling, barking, whining after their owners leave them alone and the torment lasts for hours for some pets. Dogs that are predisposed to being anxious can spend hours pacing up and down waiting for their owner to come back.
How do we know whether our dogs have Separation Anxiety? 🤔🤔🤔
Here are 3 common symptoms that may indicate Separation Anxiety:
1. Urinating and Defecating
Anxious dogs often work themselves up to the point that they pee or poop in the house when being left alone. However, if a dog does that in the presence of the owner, it most probably isn’t caused by separation anxiety.
2. Barking and Howling
The first few minutes of isolation are the most stressful for a dog, according to the researchers. This kind of barking or howling is persistent and doesn’t seem to be triggered by anything except being left alone.
3. Chewing, Digging and Destruction
One of the most common complaints of pet parents is that their dogs become destructive when left alone. Some of the behavioral problems include chewing on objects, door frames or window sills, digging at doors and doorways or destroying household objects. These behaviors can result in self-injury, such as broken teeth, cut and scraped paws and damaged nails. If a dog’s chewing, digging and destruction are caused by separation anxiety, they don’t usually occur in his owner’s presence.
Is there any solution to the Separation Anxiety?
There are 5 simple ways to ease Separation Anxiety :
- Reward your dog (for being calm) with toys, treats or praises, while you sit at a distance
- Leave your dog with recently worn clothes with your smell
- Establish a word or action that you use every time you leave and tell your dog that you will be back later
- Leave your dog alone for just a few minutes during training (in a room with windows and toys, definitely not total isolation!).
- Provide toys for distraction and entertainment
What types of toys are able to distract your furkid while you are not at home and still able to provide fun?
arrr, a popular Pet Products Brand from Korea has released this Nose Work Toy Ball, with a high rating of 4.9/5⭐ and over thousands of positive reviews from customers on their Korea Official Webstore.
What is so special about this product? Why don’t we just give our furkids normal toys to play with?
The part of a canine brain that is devoted to analyzing scent is 40 times greater than that of humans, a dog uses 50% on the sense of smell in their daily lives. Allow your dog to use their sense of smell during playtime, just like bringing them for a walk. This helps to reduce any anxiety or psychological stress.
arrr Nose Work Toy Ball is an interactive pet toy that stimulates pet’s minds, allows them to stay occupied by focusing on the entertaining game process.
arrr Nose Work Toy Ball is 100% Produced in Korea and uses top-quality 100% Fleece Fabric. Simply put some of your furkid’s favorite treats into the small pockets, your dog will feel less stressed up during the process of finding the treats!
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The average lifespan of a dog is around 15-20 years, which means it spends half of its life waiting for its owner.
Have you realized that you have been saying “Wait for me” more than “I love you” to them?! With the right toy (arrr Nose Work Toy Ball) accompanying your furkid, it adds more sparks to their playtime, no longer lonely when staying home alone.❤️