Leave Behind Recently Worn Clothes
When children are scared, they like to squeeze their teddy bears. Stuffed teddies don’t offer much protection from monsters in the dark, but the comfort they provide goes a long way in helping a kid feel safe. Similarly, dogs can get comfort from their owner’s scent, which is why a lot of them like to hide in their owner’s closets during thunderstorms! If your dog is showing signs of separation anxiety, it might be a good idea to leave behind some recently worn clothes for them to smell and cuddle. This can help your overly-attached dog feel comforted and stay calm during a stressful event, such as your departure.
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