As COVID-19 restrictions loosen and people return to work, many claim their dogs’ separation anxiety has become worse.
Extra time at home due to COVID-19 restrictions has meant more time to spend with our dogs. But what happens as we go back to work? A survey conducted by Rover.com of 500 Canadian dog parents revealed that half have a canine companion with separation anxiety — and 10% say their dogs’ separation anxiety levels have increased since lockdown.
On the bright side, 40% of respondents say they bonded even more closely to their dogs during lockdown, and one in three found their dogs helped them with pandemic-related stress.