It's a common suggestion given by well-meaning dog owners and even some dog trainers: Give your dog a stuffed Kong before you leave if he's anxious being home alone. It seems harmless enough, right?
In this week's live, Kevin explains why this might not be a such idea after all. You'll learn:
How food can become a predictor of you leaving
Why your dog might start to panic when the food dries up
Some other common suggestions for helping separation anxiety that aren't as helpful as you might think.
Have you tried to use food to help your dog cope with being alone? We'd love to hear about it in the comments!