It’s that time of year again! School is around the corner and kids are soaking up the last days of summer and preparing to go back to school. As families prepare for the busy schedule and back-to-school routine we don’t realize how it’s going to affect our pets. Your canine friend has gotten used to your routine and having you all day long during the summer months. To prevent the back to school blues for your pet we have some tips for you:

1.) Go for a morning walk: Dogs are less likely to be anxious during the day if they’ve gotten some morning activity. A little exercise can go a long way toward keeping your pup happy plus they will enjoy a nap after their morning adventure.

2.) Do not make a big deal of leaving: Make sure all of your stuff is ready to go put your dog in its crate say goodbye and leave.Pet your dog like you usually would, but don’t act like something out of the ordinary is about to happen. For anxious dogs, leaving a radio or TV on can help.

3) Take your dog to daycare: Your dog will have fun while you’re at work or school by taking him to dog daycare. Not only will your pup benefit from socializing with other dogs and humans, he’ll go home happy and tired and ready to snuggle on the couch.

4.) Make your time together count: Be sure your family spends some quality time with your dog at the end of the day. Whether it’s a play session, a walk, or cuddling up on the couch, dogs are always happier and healthier when they’re getting plenty of love and attention.