Dogs will need help adjusting to post-pandemic life


Many dogs became used to 24-hour human companionship during the pandemic, and pets that were adopted during the past 18 months might not know any other way of life. Veterinarian Ellen Lindell says dogs may react to more solo time by pacing, barking, destroying things around the house or even trying to escape, but owners can ease the transition by taking care not to give into dogs' every demand even when they are home and helping dogs adapt by changing up their routines frequently so they don't settle into rigid patterns.

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