Back to School at Petco

Has school started in your home town? It just started today in this area so this week is a time of big change in many pet households. Does your dog notice the change in the back to school schedule? To help pet families make the transition to the back to school schedule, Petco offers a […]

Ask Dr. Diane: Back to School Dog Depression

My dog lives indoors, and I’m worried about her behavior when school starts. Last year she seemed very sad after the school year began and our kids, ages 8 and 10, went back to school. Is there anything I can do to make her happier with the schedule change? I am home with her but […]

Recognizing Back to School Stress in Dogs

Summertime and the livin’ is easy…for kids and dogs alike. And then along comes back to school time. Along with being an adjustment for children, the return to the school schedule is an adjustment for family pets as well. Today we have a guest post from Dr.¬†William H.¬†Craig, DVM, Chief Medical and Underwriting Director of […]

Back to School: Identifying Separation Anxiety

This week we’ve been talking about reducing your dog’s separation anxiety as your family leaves the lazy days of summer and returns to school. We’ve discussed reducing separation anxiety, preventing boredom in your dog, and preparing your dog’s “home.” But, in spite of all the back to school preparations, are you still worried that your […]

Going Back to School: Preventing Boredom

As many households make their back to school preparations, many dogs will have to get accustomed to a new routine, too. This week we’ve got tips from Bark Busters, the world’s largest dog training company, about how to prepare your dog for the start of school. Yesterday we covered preventing separation anxiety in your dog; […]

Going Back to School: Separation Anxiety

Back to school is an exciting time for households, with a change of routine after a long, lazy summer. But that change in routine can mean some anxious times for your dog–starting with separation anxiety when you or your children leave the house. This week we’ve got some great tips from Bark Busters, the world’s […]