Our pets are living their best lives lately – constant couch snuggles, pets, walks, and treats. They have become increasingly used to our constant presence and the adjustment back to work will be tricky. However, there are ways to start helping your pet now so they can get used to you leaving the house for long stretches again.
Start small – leave the room and have them “stay” for 5-10 minutes. Leave the house for grocery trips or outdoor walks at the park to acclimate them.
Finally, when the day to return to the office comes, treat them to a walk or extra quality time before leaving for the day. You can also leave them with something to occupy their time, like a Kong toy with frozen peanut butter inside. They'll appreciate the treat!