PARENTS GIVING IN AND ADOPTING PETS FOR KIDS
More People Deciding They Want a Family Pet
Puppy fever is spreading across the country.
Doodle breeder Jenna Stone says she’s had a 400% increase in calls and web traffic since February.
In a recent television interview she said,
“I think people are getting a little bit desperate and they just want any dog.”
And for many, that means a need for a dog trainer.
Her clients are seeking help now because new pets have gotten used to being inside with 24 hour supervision and attention.
“That’s a really big issue because the puppies right now are becoming overdependent,” said Kharman.
Trainers are seeking a sharp increase in dogs with separation anxiety , leading to destructive behaviour.
And according to Kharman,
“Those are dogs that can’t cope with being alone. And so will destroy things.”
Trainers say its important to start a structured schedule for your pup including time away from family members or getting used to a crate.
Trainers say its important pet owners take advantage of virtual training programs like puppy preschool.