1. Reduce separation anxiety
2. Incorporate more exercise
3. Help reduce boredom while you're away
You might want to look at getting a puzzle or toy that provides your dog with mental stimulation, usually this will involve treats or food. You can stuff a Kong or similar toy and leave it for your dog when you walk out the door. Even better, pack multiple toys (or make your own) and hide them around the house for your dog to find while you are away!
If you feel like your dog is really bored and getting anxious, it may be time to get a dog walker or take your dog to doggy daycare!
4. Increase their serotonin
Did you know that the simple act of chewing has been shown to increase serotonin levels in your dog’s brain? If you notice your dog is a little down or depressed, try getting them an antler chew! Our antler chews are natural, safe, and long-lasting, so they provide plenty of healthy chewing time.
Also, when your dog chews, it releases endorphins, which has a comforting and calming affect for your dog! We do however recommend this as an activity while you are home so you can supervise your dog during chewing time. This would be the perfect treat for before or after school!
5. Find a good routine
Dogs are creatures of habit. Changes in their routine can be the biggest cause of stress so it's important to establish a new routine for them. Be sure to set regular feeding, walking, and play times for your doggo.