After spending the last year working from home, my office is reopening. I’m ready — but my dog isn’t. He’s been by my side — or in my lap — day in, day out. How can I get him to adjust with my new routine? I’m afraid there’s some serious separation anxiety going on here.
You can’t spend months creating an unhealthy relationship with your dog and then, whenever you’re ready, change your behavior and expect your dog to just somehow adapt. There’s no magic: You have to create an ongoing, sustainable healthy relationship.
When it comes to separation, there are three things your dog needs to practice: