News Charity Highlights Home Alone Dogs



Charity highlights home-alone dogs
11th March 2019

By Robert Ellis

The RSPCA has launched a campaign to help millions of dogs in the UK who could be struggling to cope when left home alone.

The aim of #DogKind is to help owners better understand their dogs’ emotional needs and raise awareness of separation-related behaviour.

Campaign manager Daisy Hopson said: “Pioneering research suggested that 85% of dogs may be struggling to cope when left alone…

“More worrying is the fact that many dogs won’t show signs that they are struggling so it’s easy for owners to miss.”

RSPCA dog welfare expert Dr Samantha Gaines said: “There are lots of ways we can help our dogs…

“If your dog struggles without company or you are out for longer periods of time then you could ask a neighbour, friend or relative to spend time with your dog or take them out for a walk…

“However, if you’re concerned that your pet is displaying signs of separation-related behaviour then we would strongly recommend speaking to your vet or a clinical animal behaviourist for some specialist advice tailored to his or her needs.”