Distancing with your dog? (Treat Recipe)

Quarantining at home with your furry friend? 

They're probably having the time of their lives. This is dog heaven - everyones home!

But, make sure your dog practices being alone. Once we go 'back to normal' you may have found your dog has developed Separation Anxiety.  

This can occur when a dog becomes overly attached or dependent on family members. They can become extremely anxious. You may notice that they cry, pace, drool, bark, tear up the couch, claw at the doors, or start to have accidents. 

Lucca owned by our General Manager waiting for treats on our Marine NamaMat 

What can you do to prevent Separation Anxiety?

Make sure Fido is fed and exercised and has something to do (like a puzzle toy, or special chew) while everyone leaves the house to take a sight seeing car ride, or a walk around the block. 

You can even toss a few of these treats (recipe below) around your home for your pup to sniff out and find while you walk out the door - a great distraction!

Tip: Turn on the tv or radio for your pooch. This can help the home feel less quiet and vacant while also distracting from hallway or outdoor sounds.

Things are different right now but, they won't be this way forever! Make sure you prepare your pup for success! 

Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Treats


  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (Check that it does not contain xylitol)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
From: allrecipes.com


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Whisk together flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff.
  3. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch thick roll.
  4. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes.