Help them enjoy alone time.
Think about what motivates your dog, some treat or toy, and make that the thing they get when they are alone. And only then, otherwise it’s not special. Maybe even turn it into a game where you hide the object and tell them to find it as you are leaving.
*keep in mind if the main motivator is something they shouldn’t be left alone with
(rawhide, etc.) then go to the second best motivator.
Practice when you are home.
Have some “alone time practice” where they are alone in a room with a treat for small amount of time and then take away treat. Work your way up to longer periods of time.
More play time!
Work some more play time into your routine before you leave so your pup is nice a tired when it is time for you to go. Or practice different commands you have been working on.
Lastly, talk to your Veterinarian and be patient.
You can always talk to your Veterinarian about what you are experiencing and they might have some tips being the experts. Separation anxiety is rough on you, but most especially your dog. Patience will go long way in easing your pet and making him or her more comfortable in your house and the situation. Before long it will feel like home both when you are there and away.
Thank you to all of our supporters who helped out and donated to our GoFundMe Campaign, to help fly Sam, Mona, and Chula to their forever homes! Chula arrived to Boston, MA on Sunday 26th and is doing great with her new family. We had various flight volunteers and fosters all involved in getting her home, along with donors and supporters. Thank you so much! Sam and Mona are all scheduled to fly to their forever homes on September 7th, 2018 via Cargo. Cargo has offered Cartagena Paws an excellent deal on same Cargo Flight that Mona and Sam are scheduled to be on, and we want to take advantage of it. For just a little more money, we can fly 2 more animals home!
Rose is ready to fly and we are currently receiving adoption applications for Rose. We are still working on flying another dog with Rose, Sam, and Mona, as Morris will no longer be able to fly September 7th. Poor Morris had to enter into emergency surgery on Thursday August 23rd, and his injured leg was correctly amputated this time. He is home from the clinic now and in foster, however he are not going to rush his recovery and instead will fly another candidate. Please help us reach our goal on our GoFundMe campaign by donating : https://www.gofundme.com/AugustCTGPaws