But many don’t realize that changing routines can create similar anxieties in dogs, manifested in unwanted behaviors including separation anxiety, barking, nervousness, jumping or pulling.
Record levels of dog purchases during the lockdown have seen an exponential increase in behavior issues and requests for help, reports A&T Trained Dogs, the largest combined dog training, dog daycare and doggy hotel in luxury UK, based in South Lancaster.
Unresolved, and now exacerbated by the drastic return to school, college, and office, issues can escalate into destructive chewing, mugging, guarding, and even biting. Without corrective help, many dogs risk being thrown into overcrowded rescue centers or slaughtered.
With purpose-built facilities and a highly trained team led by canine behavior experts with over 30 years of expertise around the world, A&T’s Heronswood Canine Retreat near Ashton Hall offers behavior therapy, socialization and perfectly suited training and a 10,000 square foot dog day. -care, luxury boarding and five-star grooming services. They also provide the facility to pair potential new owners with A&T Trained Dogs’ own, responsibly bred, certified and highly trained dogs.
Owner Tarik Jayousi, who opened the facility in 2020, said: “Dogs previously safe in company and 24/7 attention can be deeply disturbed by owners returning to work. With socialization and training classes suspended during lockdown, unwanted habits can easily set in. Without guidance or limits, these can quickly escalate, creating an unhappy and stressed dog and family, but most are easily reversible, with the right support. “
Thanks to Heronswood’s extensive, state-of-the-art £ 4million custom construction program, highly trained and dedicated staff and apprenticeship training programs, the center has brought significant investment and employment opportunities to the community. region.
Facilities include doggy day care, grooming, training and transportation, as well as a luxury temperature-controlled dog hotel, featuring separate blocks for nervous or aggressive dogs, and ‘golden elders’, who prefer spend more time sleeping.
The large, secure indoor and outdoor play and exercise areas are accessible to all dogs in the daycare, so everyone can decide what environment they want to be in.
Tarik said: “Our skills have never been in greater demand than this year, but it’s also positive: asking for help isn’t an admission of failure, it’s a responsible dog owner. It is a daily privilege to meet new friends, to see old friends again or to re-establish a balanced and positive relationship between the dog and its owner.