With so many Americans working from or staying home, dogs are getting used to us always being around and may have a hard time adjusting when things go back to normal. Research has found that these new life patterns have, in some cases, resulted in dogs depending on constant attention and are no longer able to self-soothe. This could mean dogs "misbehaving" or having a hard time when owners are no long constantly with them.
I'm hoping this isn't the case for my dogs as I was still able to go into work during stricter shut downs, and my husband has been able to work while socially distant as well, so our dogs have still spent time apart from us. Do you have a pet your worried about this affecting? Click the link in the tweet below to read more, and scroll past that to see my Chocolate Lab and Golden Retriever!