Dogs Get Separation Anxiety When Kids Leave For School

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 50•35 Sep 2, 2014

According to new research, dogs who are used to being around kids during the summer can get separation anxiety when the children go back to school, which experts say can be avoided by having kids run through their school routines ahead of time. What do you think?

  • “Going back to school is hard enough for kids, but knowing they’re also breaking their dog’s heart should definitely ease the transition.”

    Dennis Prescott –
    Bucket Stacker

  • “Did the researchers have any other tips for how you can completely rearrange your life to suit your dog’s neuroses?”

    Marilyn Cooper –
    Lab Coat Designer

  • “Well, I guess that’s as good a reason to homeschool as any.”

    Michael Heller –
    Sandwich Artisan

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