Dogs are very social and love spending time with you, whether they're playing a game with you or just curling up next to you on the couch. So when it comes time for you to go to work or leave the house for long periods of time, it can make your dog lonely or anxious. Try not to cure your dog's anxiety problem by giving him even more attention—you'll only create a vicious cycle of neediness. Likewise, never get angry when your dog acts clingy as you prepare to leave.
Helps with socialisation and provides an environment which gives them the opportunity to exercise while you’re away.
Arrange for a professional dog walker to come to your home when you’re out. This may happen once or twice a day, and may involve other dogs.
Arrange for a sitter to drop into your home once or twice a day to feed and play with your pet. This person can be a friend or neighbour. Be sure expectations are spelled out and emergency contact information is exchanged.
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