Who's Watching the Dog?
Accommodating a Housebound Dog
Understanding Your Dog's Unique Needs
Protecting Your Furniture
Pet-Proofing Your Home
Home Alone Outdoors
Dealing with Separation Anxiety
Making Exercise a Relationship-Building Activity
Make Your Dog Your Little Helper
Adopting a Friend for Your Dog
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Understaning Your Dog's Unique Needs
How well your dog adjusts to being left alone for long stretches of time is strongly influenced by his personality and temperament. A dog with lots of nervous energy who craves human companionship will have a much more difficult time being alone in the house than a calm independent dog. And a mature dog who has outgrown the problem behaviors associated with younger dogs can often can be given the run of the house. So before leaving your dog behind take a good long look at him and his personality. Try to think like he does. Imagine the worries he might have and what might make him feel comforted. Then devise a stay-at-home plan that best suits your dog's unique needs.
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