NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — With family and friends gathering for Easter and Passover, many of us will have a lot going on around the house with people running around busy with festivities. All of this can be a lot to handle for our pets, especially dogs. So, what can you do to help ease their anxiety and keep them safe?
Joining us Saturday on Good Morning Connecticut, dog behavioral therapists and trainers Richard and Vicki Horowitz from Bark Busters talked about managing your dog’s stress at Easter and Passover. And they brought a little four-legged friend with them!
News 8 anchor Brian Spyros sat down with Richard and Vicki to talk about this. Here are some of the point they touched on:
1) Why do dogs get anxious when there is a holiday?
2) What behaviors do dogs show when they are anxious?
4) Who should answer the door and greet the guests?
You, not the dog
Give the dog its space
Guests should not feed the dog
Don’t allow your dog to hang its head out the window