What your dog gets up to when you’re at work


Small dog getting belly rubsLeaving your dog home alone while you go to work is never easy. It’s not easy for you and it’s not easy for your pooch!

Leaving your beloved canine companion alone for too long can have negative effects on their health. It can be really difficult if you’re working a regular 9-5, which is a considerable amount of time for your dog to be left alone. But what can you do?

There are multiple things you can do to meet your dog’s needs when they’re alone. Read on for more information on why leaving your dog alone for too long is not a good idea and ways you can reduce the risks of your canine being alone.



Your dog can become highly stressed!


Dog running on grass outside

Your absence is a big deal for your four-legged companion. Dogs can cope for a few hours being alone, but not generally more. Dogs are social animals, and they need constant interaction. If you leave them on their own for a long time, they will get lonely, and problems can start. This is especially prevalent if you have a puppy.

Because dogs are pack animals, if left alone for extended periods, they can become highly stressed and anxious. Leaving your pup home alone all the time will make them confused, sad and even depressed. In the long run, they may develop separation anxiety and low social skills.



They might create a mess while you’re away


You definitely want to prevent your dog from developing separation anxiety. When dogs are stressed, they will start howling, barking, and chewing on anything they can get their mouth around.

While putting your dog in a crate can prevent them from destroying things, you don’t want to leave them there for extended periods. It can make things worse by stressing your dog out more! You also need to also ensure that your dog has been properly crate trained before even trying this method.

The other kind of mess they could make is in the form of, for lack of better words, wees and poops. Your dog will need to go toilet every few hours, so if you leave them inside alone, things could get very messy quickly. Ideally, you would be able to come home during lunch break to check in on your dog, but this isn’t always a feasible option.



Drop them off at a doggy daycare


Dogs licking doggy daycare staffThere are certain tactics you can try to ensure your dog gets more comfortable being left alone, but it can take a lot of time and training. If you don’t have the spare time to do it yourself, perhaps you should consider bringing your pup into doggy daycare. There are many benefits of dog daycare.

At daycare, your pup will be given the full attention they need. They will be able to socialize with other dogs and have the fun playtime they deserve. Here at The Dog Stop, we provide an all-inclusive dog daycare service with a spacious area for your pooch to run around in.

Leave your dog with the caring team at the Dog Stop for the day!