4. Get Them a Friend
We decided to get our first dog a friend when we saw how lonely she was when we went back to school. However, this isn’t always an option. When we first got our second dog, people would warn us: “Twice the dogs, four times the trouble!” While we found that not to be true in the least, it is double the cost and at least double the hair on the floor during shedding seasons. If getting a friend for your pet isn’t the answer, look into daycare options. These can be great for your pet to socialize with other pets while exercising and playing with other humans. Your pet would benefit from a daycare setting even if you only did it once or twice a week. It will allow them to have some excitement, play with other pets and they’ll return to you tired and well-behaved.
5. Hire a Visitor
If daycare isn’t an option for you, consider hiring a visitor for your pet while your family is back in school. This can be a dog walker or someone who just comes over and plays with your pet while feeding him or replenishing his water. It generally isn’t very expensive to have someone come over and spend a little time with your pets while everyone is at school, and it can make a world of difference to your furry friends.
Do you have other suggestions for helping your pet adjust when everyone is back to school? Leave them in the comments!
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