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• Aimed at preventing the all-too-familiar separation anxiety
• Considers why separation anxiety might develop
• For anyone who owns a dog and has to leave him at home on his own
• Ideal for puppies who need to learn the skills of being left alone
• Introduces tools to teach your dog to enjoy his own company
• Gives practical tips for engaging your dog in relaxing activities and enriching his home-alone environment
• Offers advice on managing the home to reduce arousal levels
• Includes worksheets to help evaluate your dog’s level of comfort
• Discusses how to support your dog’s emotional needs
• Promotes a sense of wellbeing and improves your dog’s overall quality of life
Many owners leave the house without considering their dog’s emotional needs when left alone. Some dogs are fine, some suffer in silence – some become agitated, vocal and destructive. This book gives you the tools you need to teach your dog how to enjoy his own company, before behavioural problems arise, so you can both spend quality time apart.
Why do owners wait until their dog becomes anxious when alone at home, before investing time in teaching him how to become comfortable alone? Owners often assume that their dog will sleep, yet many dogs suffer from anxiety and stress when left alone – and some owners only discover this when their dog becomes destructive, or a neighbour complains about his barking.
Home alone and happy! was born out of the need to educate pet owners before the problems of separation anxiety arise. Written for those who wish to maintain their dog’s emotional wellbeing, and those who want to take action before a very mild issue grows into something more serious.
Kate Mallatratt shows you the problem through your dog’s eyes when he is alone at home, and offers you valuable insight and advice to help make his time alone pleasant and stress-free. Beautifully illustrated, with worksheets to evaluate your dog’s level of contentment and chart his progress, you’ll learn how you can both spend quality time alone, despite being apart.
One UK study reported separation anxiety affects 29% of dogs: this book offers preventative options for the 71% who aren’t yet affected!
Shows training and behaviour that should sit alongside basic obedience – it’s a necessity, not a luxury!
The book advises why separation anxiety might develop in some dogs, and why it’s important that your dog – and especially your puppy – learns Home alone and happy! skills before problems develop. It discusses the tools available to support emotional comfort when your dog is alone, contains worksheets to evaluate your dog’s level of comfort when you leave him, and whjch explain how to incorporate training into his mealtimes. Copiously illustrated with full colour pictures, Home alone and happy! is a book for all the family!