What can we do to make returning to work easier on our dogs?

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While social distancing from the world we have been spending our time with our dogs. There’s no doubt they have been loving all the extra attention. As we return to work and schools open up again, it’s finally back to business as usual for us. But we can’t expect the dogs to understand.

We should start NOW to prepare our dogs for the new routine of spending their days alone to lessen the chance of separation anxiety. We need to set them up for success as they become accustomed to what real life will be like moving forward. Please keep in mind: if you have purchased or adopted a new dog/puppy during the pandemic, they know no other life than their life with you being home. These dogs have no old routine to fall back on and will need extra preparation and patience.