The best plan to mitigate those feelings and the effects of those feelings, like chewed shoes and furniture, is to anticipate them. The article suggested taking steps now, before the pet is left alone, to transition to the new routine. Unless separation anxiety issues escalate to really troubling behaviors, when a consult with a veterinary behaviorist would be advised, thoughtful positive training methods should help pets adjust. For help with this training, the article suggests working with credentialed professional trainers, like those certified by Karen Pryor Academy, either virtually or in person as local conditions allow.
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