Today’s guest writer is Stacy Mantle, Founder of PetsWeekly. Stacy is writing about how to enrich your dog’s summer when you’re away and he is home alone.  

Summer is upon us and that means many of us (particularly in the Southern regions) will need to decide if it’s better for us to take our dogs along with us for a day of hot, exhausting travel or leave them home where it’s safe and cool.

If you have a dog who suffers separation anxiety, the decision can be difficult. But letting them stay at home while you’re at work or running errands is the best option when extreme heat is occuring.  Never fear – there are now many ways to alleviate anxiety in your pets and enrich their time home alone.

Natural Calmants for Dogs

Thousands of natural calmants now exist for pets and these range from CBD dog treats to Ashwagandha root supplements. You may need to try a few different natural remedies to identify the most effective options for your dog.

Feeding Puzzles for Dogs

Interactive toys and feeding puzzles may be just the ticket to keep your dog active and calm while you’re away from home. These puzzles are designed to slow your dog’s eating and help soothe him through the comfort of chewing. Not only does it calm your pets, it can help reduce damage on your living room furniture!

Technology Calmants for Dogs

DOGTV has helped millions of dogs overcome anxiety while their owners are away. DOGTV’s 24/7 programming helps stimulate, entertain, relax and enrich the environment for your dogs. Their specialty programs expose dogs to movement, sound, objects, experiences and behavior patterns – all from a dog’s point of view! Order your no-obligation trial today and see for yourself!

Training!

Nothing beats good old fashioned training for helping your dog through separation anxiety. When dogs work their mind and their bodies, they naturally feel more confident – just as we do. Positive reinforcement training is ideal for helping pets with anxiety.

Don’t leave your pet behind without also leaving them the tools they need to cope with your absence. Our dogs rely on us for their care and to make the right decisions for them. Keeping them out of the extreme heat and in a learning environment is one of the best decisions we can make!