Its back to school time!
With the craziness of back to school, sometimes our furry family member can go a little unnoticed. When routines change, and less time is spent with our dogs, we sometimes see behavior changes in attempt to get your attention. These behavior changes usually aren’t for the better!
What can I do to help my dog adjust?
It’s important you take time out of your busy day to spend a little one on one time with your dog. A couple quick 5 minute training sessions daily can make a significant impact on your dog. Mental stimulation is a very important part of your dog’s mental health. A nice walk after work can also help you both unwind, allowing your dog to expel some of the physical energy.
We’re gone for so many hours during the day, what can he do to keep busy while we’re gone?
There are several things you can do to help keep your dogs occupied while you’re gone during the day. Leaving a radio playing will help keep them from listening to things going on outside, and help them rest a little easier all day. Crate games are things that keep them mentally stimulated by themselves, such as a frozen kong stuffed with peanut butter.
He usually likes those things, but I don’t always fee like it’s enough.
Have you ever considered doggy daycare? Sometimes a visit once or twice weekly can really help your dog get the physical energy out. You can also enroll in an obedience class for a little extra mental and physical stimulation for both you and your pup! If you need more help with misbehaviors at home, please feel free to contact us at 248-733-3776 to schedule your consultation. We service Royal Oak, MI and surrounding areas, as well as Fenton, MI and surrounding areas.