Keep a selection of long-lasting chew toys that your dog loves. Chews, treat-dispensing toys and toys that can be stuffed with food can be given to your dog when he needs to spend time in the crate or pen. Save these extra-special things for when you leave the dog alone. This will help to build a positive association with your leaving. With a little effort, and by making some conscious decisions each day we are home, we’ll be able to make the adjustment of going back to work and school easier for our pets.

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