Trainer: Separation anxiety on the rise in pets as people return to the office

Experts are now addressing separation anxiety for so called "pandemic pets."

News 12 Staff

Aug 24, 2021, 11:17 AM

Updated 1,060 days ago

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As more and more people prepare to return to work, it's important to keep our furry friends in mind.
Experts are now addressing separation anxiety for so called "pandemic pets."
They say when you walk out the door, your dog's stress can manifest into noise and destruction.
Before your return-to-office, experts suggest building their confidence and commanding them to sit and walking away slowly.  "They're just pack animals naturally, so they want to be with their pack and get their confidence from the pack. Sometimes exposing them to other confident dogs in a social situation at your dog park or the day care, that confidence is gonna rub off," says Scott Dancer, a dog trainer.
Experts warn this will take time and may not be a fix-all.


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