We all go out on trips, errands and work-related stuff, and sometimes we don't have a choice but to leave your dog alone at home, right? This experience is common to all dog lovers and what makes this more heartbreaking is when your dog stares at you while you are packing your luggage as if asking you not to leave. I know, right? Those puppy eyes are just super hard to resist. But do you wonder what really goes inside your dog's mind?
Firstly, dogs are highly receptive animals. They have been with humans for the longest time serving different kinds of purposes, including sniffing out explosives, working as therapy animals, and even detecting cancer. But aside from these, dogs are wired to feel and do things that humans aren't aware of. Just like how we miss our friends and family, dogs can feel sadness and longing too.
It is good to note that dogs have different personalities, different breeds, and different living environments. All these will affect how they behave, but we are listing a few things that are based on general dog behavior.
Our dogs usually sit on our house window or door and mark it as their own spot. They love watching people outside for sure, but sometimes this means they await your return. They may sit for so long, not moving unless a family member carries them away. This is a sad sight to look at, right? If your dog does this too, they probably miss you.
Have you experienced your dog following you everywhere, even in the bathroom? This is apparently because your dog is dependent on you in some way, or they just love you so much and consider you a pack leader. After all, our longing for companionship is mutual! Awesome!
You would probably be surprised when your dogs sleep on your towels, shoes, pillows, etc. This is because dogs are heavily attracted to our scents, and they want to always remember them! However, when our furry friend starts rummaging our stuff when left alone, this is an indication that our pet must be experiencing separation anxiety. What puts them at risk is when they might accidentally swallow something they are not supposed to eat.
Right before you walk out of that door, your dog worriedly whines before you. Sounds familiar, right? This is an indication of separation anxiety. Remember that dogs are very perceptive and they know when you are leaving. It might be helpful to give them a hug and talk to them that you'll surely get back in no time.
Dogs frantically jump and wag their tails when you come home. This is because they missed you terribly, and they're just so happy you got back. This hyperactivity is super exciting, so make sure to check them out!
Among all signs we took note of, this is the most heartbreaking. Some dogs tend to lose their interest in food and eventually stop eating altogether when they get sad from the thought of you leaving. This is a depressive episode, but their appetite comes back instantly when they see you again. So make sure that you'll not be away for too long!
Our dogs are our ultimate best friends, and here at Pet Creations they are always worth it.