Online community myDogBuddy that connects like-minded dog lovers has found that half of dogs are depressed when they return from kennels.
In a survey conducted by Plant a Question, on behalf of myDogBuddy, dog owners said that leaving their dogs in kennels had a detrimental effect. They found their dogs barked more and felt they were sad when returning from their stay. Almost half of people surveyed said their dog was definitely more anxious when it came back from the kennel.
Richard Setterwall, CEO at myDogBuddy says: “We now live in a world where most dogs are treated as humans. They lounge on sofas, sleep in comfy beds, have delicious meals and go on long leisurely walks. A sudden change in the dog’s environment and daily routines can be disruptive for the dog and, in some cases, can leave them anxious and depressed. We believe it is always best to find a home-from-home for your dog when you go away, whether that’s with family or friends or with a dog sitter.”