Pet Appreciation Week, June 10-17, is a perfect opportunity for pup parents to show their furry friends how much they care. One way you can demonstrate your love is to help ease the common stress of separation anxiety. Approximately 15 percent of dogs suffer from this condition when their caretakers leave the house, but there are steps you can take to ensure your pup feels safe, loved and protected when you’re away from home.
Professional dog behavioral therapist, master trainer and the host of "It's a Dog's Life" on Martha Stewart Living Radio on Sirius XM 110, Greg Kleva frequently deals with behavioral issues resulting from animal separation anxiety.
He offers the following advice to parents seeking ways to curb this behavior and show their pups love during Pet Appreciation Week: