Bailey the Pitbull pup starts shaking or whimpering when someone puts on their socks. And though her cage is adorned with toys and blankets, she knows she will soon be going to her cage for the next 7 hours.
Mark, the wonder pug is actually a small rare breed who is very affectionate. He is still a puppy and is alone only 2 days a week for about 4 hours before he is walked by All For Dogs. He used to be lonely and would cry, that is until All For Dogs started his walks.<!–more>
Dogs are pack animals. When left in seclusion without other dogs, they tend to start having issues. They bark at dogs or people outside the windows. They might start chewing furniture, get aggressive, or develop certain quirks. There is help! There are DVDs out for dogs and cats home alone all day. Some owners say their pups get a kick out of watching Kitty Show or the 100-dog party in Dog-On Television.
The echoes of DogCatRadio.com can be heard at All For Dogs during the daytime and the pups have tuned their brains in and stress level out.
Harley The Hunter is an aggressive chewer with a few twitches. His parents left him out for 3 hours and he destroyed everything in the house under 4ft. Door frames, counter tops, garbage cans, dining room tables, chair legs, furniture… everything. Harley doesn’t have anxiety. The vets said he was just high energy and certain triggers will set him off. For example, if he sees a dog outside or if someone (UPS, FEDex, Neighbor, or villain) comes to the door, he doesn’t know how to release his energy. Not trying to sound like a sales pitch for these products, but once they started playing WGN Talk Radio(720AM) during the day, he calmed down. When at time strange voices might worsen dogs anxieties, it may fill as a calming white noise so they do not hear triggering sounds.)
Research shows that dogs ears are sensitive to higher frequencies and louder decibals than our own ears. Turning on the radio at a low volume or these specifically created dog stations will help relax your pup and give them something to tune their mind into while you are away.
Socialization is a stimulus for your dog. If you do not have the money or time to properly socialize your dog, do not let them be bored during the day and lost in their thoughts. “These may work for pets that are bored,” says Suzanne Hetts of Animal Behavior Associates in Littleton Colorado. “But leaving the TV on will not address the panic some animals experience when left alone.”
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