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Posted on 08-29-2013

What's a dog to do when his best friend goes back to school? The back-to-school season signals a change in schedules and can be a time of big adjustment for families – especially the four-legged member of the family: the family dog. One day the house is bustling with activity and the next day the house is empty and quiet.

It’s beneficial to prepare your dog for the change. Dogs are pack animals and are comfortable with routines – they especially like the “pack” being home and with them. When there is an abrupt change in their routine, they can start acting out of character – becoming depressed, destructive, or vocal, for example. It’s important to help your dog through the back-to-school period by preparing them for the change beforehand, and not abandoning them afterward. Continue reading...

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