We recently bought a black lab, Oakey, and he's settling in slowly. We are struggling however with leaving him on his own without him yelping the house to its core. Does anyone have views on leaving a radio on when we leave him?
Since my first dog arrived almost 8 years ago our radio became permanently tuned into Radio 2. It goes on at 6.30am and and off at 8pm. When my spaniel was a puppy she was easily unsettled at night by noises, we found that putting it on at night as background, dulled out other noise. So, yes, I think the radio is great idea, however it isn't a substitute for human company and won't stop any separation issues.
I was reading this and realised that I do something funny for Monty. When he goes to bed, we leave the tv on but put it onto 'sleep' so it turns itself off after half an hour.
We always use our Amazon Fire Stick and pick a film. I realised last night that I always pick something I feel is 'suitable'. So last night, the first option was some action packed Harrison Ford film and I remember thinking 'oh no, that's far too violent for him'. I settled on 'Despicable Me'. I laughed as I thought of my strange logic and mentioned it to my husband who agreed and said he always leaves him to something Disney too.