Most of us are not normally home 24/7 but with the pandemic, that has changed. Our dogs, who were used to being left alone for periods of time, are now getting used to us being around 24/7.
Trainers and behaviorists are concerned that once things get back to normal, some dogs may end up developing separation anxiety.
To keep this from happening, dog experts are suggesting that you purposely leave your dog alone for varied periods of time every day.
Leave your dog at home while the entire family takes a short walk. While you make a run to the post office or grocery store, have remaining family members go into their rooms or outside for a few minutes. Practicing leaving your dog home alone now can prevent issues in the future.