Back to School Blues
Kids and dogs are often the best of friends. It's no wonder so many dogs get in a tizzy when their diminutive friends go back to school once summer ends. The distress can even lead to separation anxiety in certain dogs, a psychological disorder of hyper attachment that manifests as barking, crying, urination, defecation, and other destructive signs when the dog is left alone in the house.
Here are five simple steps veterinary behaviorist Lisa Radosta recommends for trying to prevent your dog from developing separation anxiety.