News Highlights:
  • With more people going back to work each week many are wondering: “How this will affect our pets, who are used to having their owners work from home?”
  • AHS Spokesperson, Kelsey Dickerson, and AHS Trainer and Behavior Manager, Jenny Dagnino, talked to 12 News about easing our pets into the transition.
  • Any sudden change can be stressful for our pets, and this stress can have an impact on their behavior.
  • Dagnino recommended gradually spending more time away from home, to allow your pet some time to acclimate.
  • Instead of leaving your pet’s food in a bowl, you can also begin to feed your pets using food or treat-dispensing behavior enrichment toys.
  • These toys allow your pets to “forage” for their food, keeping them mentally stimulated and entertained, which helps prevent boredom and destructive behavior.
  • If your pet is still having a hard time adjusting, Dagnino recommends finding a trainer to help correct any behavioral problems.
March 22, 2021