Sometimes we have to leave our dogs at home, whether it be for a couple of minutes, or a couple of hours. There are a few things that you can do to help with this so your dog doesn’t get lonely or feel bad, and these will be discussed here.
The first, is to leave either a TV or some sort of music on. Dogs get lonely just like humans, and a common reason why a dog will bark and act out when he’s left alone is because he feels lonely. So, the best thing to do is to leave something on so he’s able to feel like there is someone there.
You should also help instil crate training for him. This will allow the dog to run around without acting out, and it does work wonders for him. He’ll be able to stick around the house and not cause trouble, which is always good.
Finally, get him some toys. Dogs chew on furniture and create messes because they don’t have anything to do. It’s a tactic to help alleviate boredom, and you have to realise that, so giving them enough toys and even some bones to chew on is a great thing to have, because it will prevent your dog from making messes, and it will make their stay at home easier.
Leaving a dog at home can be hard, but if you execute these tips, it will make the stay at home much easier on both of you.