No one likes to leave their dogs at home, including us! But, sometimes it’s necessary. And when it is, it’s best to be prepared.
Whether you are planning a big trip or simply have a long day at work, here are a few tips from our favorite bloggers to help both you and your dog when you have to leave them at home.
Teaching Your Dog To Be Home Alone
First things first, you have to teach your dog how to be at home without you. Roger Abrantes, a prolific author on animal behavior has written a post giving you five easy steps to help your dog to cope and cooperate with separation anxiety.
Whether it is a weekend getaway or an extended trip, making sure your dog is taken care of can be a daunting task. Follow these tips from Kids Unplugged to make sure you are all covered for your time away from home.
How Long Can You Leave Your Pets Alone?
We can’t be at home 24/7, but how often do you really need to be at home for your dog? PureLife4Pets shares veterinarian Dr. David Chamberlin’s advice and breakdown on healthy versus unhealthy lengths of time your pet can be left alone.
Preventing Separation Anxiety
We’ve all experienced the joy our pets feel when we come home at the end of the day. What we don’t realize is that our pets may have developed separation anxiety due to the isolation they feel from the time spent away from their owners. Learn what you can do to prevent your dog from feeling separation anxiety.
“Keeping an Eye” On Your Pet
You’ve hired your dogsitter and prepped the “I feel guilty I’m leaving so here’s a treat” treat. Everything is set for your time away from your pets. Go a step further by investing in a petcam, like our Petzi Treat Cam, so that you don’t miss a single moment of your pet’s secret life. The Petzi Treat Cam will strengthen the bond with your pet with our unique see, speak, snap or treat features.
It is never a bad idea to be proactive about your dog’s well being while away from your care. These relationship strengthening tips paired with new technology will ensure that your dog doesn’t feel isolated or lonely while you’re away. They might even love you more!
The Team here at Petzila wishes you happy travels and happy treats to all your pets and hopes these tips have helped you think about best practices for the next time you have to leave your pets at home! Share your best #petzitreatcam pics with us on Twitter or Instagram @petzila!