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The Coronavirus Lockdowns have created a lot of family time together. This is good for both humans and their dogs, but when it is time to go back to work, how will their Dog family members handle the stress? 

Sheridan, Wyoming, June 22, 2020, Dogs are people too. That is the sentiment of most dog owners. The post COVID-19 return to work can be a real anxiety producing event to dog members of the family, but there are ways to reduce the stress and help them cope with not seeing their human parents all day long. Help is available in two forms: Training and nutritional support supplementation.

Dog’s personalities are as varied as their human counterparts. Some of them could care less if you go to work and leave them alone all day so they can do whatever they want, and some doggies will flip-out and think the sky is falling.

Do not despair, here are Five Tips to Help Dog Separation Anxiety by the Dog Whisperer –  Cesar Millan:

  • Before you leave the house, take your dog for a walk: Start your day by taking your dog for a brisk walk. To make the walk even more rigorous, use a dog backpack with extra weight in it. Then reward your dog’s calm-submissive energy with food and water. Some dogs may need to rest before eating, but all dogs can benefit from hydration. The idea is to leave your dog in quiet, resting mode while you are away.
  • No touch, no talk, no eye contact: Do not make a big deal when you leave for the day or when you return. This way, you are communicating to your dog that the time apart is no big deal. It’s just business as usual! Depending on the severity of the dog anxiety, you may need to practice the rule for five minutes or up to an hour before you leave and when you get back.
  • Say goodbye to your dog long before you leave: Having trouble practicing “no touch, no talk, no eye contact”? Take a moment to share affection and tell your dog that you will miss him way before you actually leave. Keep in mind that this display is for you, not your dog! Your dog will not have his feelings hurt if you did not say goodbye.
  • Stay calm and assertive: When you are ready to go to work, leave those guilty, nervous, and concerned feelings behind. Instead, let your dog know that everything is going to be okay by projecting the confident energy of a pack leader. A calm and assertive leader can ease separation anxiety in dogs.
  • Start out small by leaving your dog alone for just five minutes: Leave your dog alone for five minutes, then extend the time to twenty minutes, then an hour. Continue to increase the time you spend away until you can leave for a full eight hours without any more dog problems.

Keeping in mind that Dogs can greatly benefit from nutritional supplement support, there is great news on the horizon. The R&D Team at Valida Pets, a startup, is working on their first product with scientists and manufactures right now to help deal specifically with pet separation anxiety. It will be a great chew for the taste that dogs love. The formula is just the correct and proven amount of Vitamins and Herbs to alleviate that stress they may be feeling. Dosage is everything, just having an ingredient on a label does not mean that there is enough of it to have a therapeutic benefit. Stay tuned.

For complete information, visit: https://validapets.com

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