Do you work a lot or are unable to spend a good amount of time at home with your dog? For a majority of pet owners this is the case.
If your pup spends a lot of time at home alone it is important that they are happy and comfortable while you are away.
Many dog owners today are looking for ways to enhance the at home experience for their furry friend's enjoyment, contentment and comfort.
Here are just a few tips on how you can enrich your home for your dog:
-Keep your home at a comfortable temperature
In the winter months keep your home warm enough for your dog to sleep comfortably and in the summer months be sure to have air circulating that way they don't become overheated. The background noise of an air conditioner or a fan will also make them feel less alone.
-Give your pup their own space that they can call their own
Whether its a small spot on the couch or a designated room, your dog should have a space of their own. This will be a space where they can feel stress free and comfortably lie down waiting for your return home.
-Leave a TV or radio on while you're gone
It's important to never leave your dog in a silent environment while you're gone. Many animals experience separation anxiety and silence will trigger that. Turning on the TV or radio will relax your dog and keep them company while you're away.
-Provide your dog with a variety of toys
Whether it's their favorite stuffed animal, ball or squeaky toy, toys will definitely distract and consume your dogs attention while you are not at home. You might want to consider swapping out your dog's toys occasionally too because they will eventually get bored with playing with the same thing.
Your dog is part of the family and you want them to feel like they are too! Enhancing their home living environment will make a big difference and can increase the bond between you and your furry friend!