It’s Back to School Time… But What About the Dog?

It's Back to School Time... But What About the Dog?

September again. And everyone in the house is anxious and excited to get back to school. So in all the chaos, where does that leave Rover?   Back-to-School Doggy Blues Did you know that dogs can suffer from things like depression and anxiety just like humans can? And it can be easily triggered by daily routine changes. Think about it; all summer long there’s probably been a lot of activity, outdoor fun and kids to play with. Then all of a sudden one morning, everyone gets up and leaves for the day. And not only that, it happens the next day … Continue reading

Preparing Your Dog For Back-to-School Time

Preparing Your Dog For Back-to-School Time

August has just arrived, and while many folks are still enjoying the summer time soaking up the sun and splashing in the water, the thought of school is not that far off. Some families are already preparing!   While items such as bookbags, notebooks, and pencils are being added to shopping lists, the transition from summer sun to school-time fun could actually be a stressful one for pets. Here are a few of my FiveSibes™ “golden rules” to help ease the change for our furry best friends and their human pals: Practice Makes Perfect (Sense) Before the first day of … Continue reading

Helping Your Pets Adjust to “Back to School” Time

Back to School and Summer Is Done! How to Make Your Pet Dog Feel Loved

Summer seems to have come and gone. A bit too quick for my liking.   Back to school has started, summer holidays are over, everything is hectic while we all try and get our regular days back on schedule etc etc etc… but, where does that leave our pets? Does all this chaos affect them? The fact is yes, it does affect them, but what can you do about it? Your pets get used to having everyone home during the summer. Kids playing, holiday trips with the family, then suddenly it all stops, parents are working, kids are back in school, … Continue reading